UNDAC Reports on Suriname Water Levels
UNDAC further reports that while this is the normal rainy season for the interior of Suriname, this quantity of rains this early in the season is unusual. The rise in river levels happened relatively quickly, necessitating families rapid departures from their homes. However, flash flooding has not yet occurred, which accounts for the low casualty number. The Suriname National Coordination Center for Disaster Control (NCCR) reported that this flooding is the first major disaster in recent times in the interior of Suriname and thus the country was not completely prepared for this crisis. The Government of Suriname (GOS) was in the process of developing a national emergency plan when this flooding occurred.
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