Heavy rain lashes Guyana's border with Brazil

AP News
Posted: Jun 05, 2011 7:02 PM
Heavy rain lashes Guyana's border with Brazil

Officials in Guyana say heavy rains have inundated farm fields, a power station and other areas of low-lying river towns on this South America country's border with Brazil.

Regional authorities said Sunday that southwestern border towns and parts of the neighboring Brazilian state of Roraima are waterlogged after the Takatu River burst its banks amid downpours. There have been no reports of deaths or injuries.

Engineers have shut down a flooded power plant in the area, and dozens of residents have moved to higher ground.

Rains have been lashing parts of tropical Guyana for three weeks. Flooding is a constant threat during the country's rainy season.