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Update on Flooding

Several areas in East Trinidad have also been affected by heavy rainfall resulting in the Carapo River over-spilling its banks. This has resulted in flooding in the following areas:

  • Concord Gardens
  • Carib Homes
  • Lopinot/Bonair
  • Tobago Street, Malabar

The Arima Borough Corporation has been activated and is assisting these residents.

At this time, affected residents in South Trinidad are being evacuated to Skinner Park and cots and blankets from Princess Town Regional Corporation are being provided. Two PTSC buses have been dispatched to evacuate residents and soldiers from the Trinidad and Tobago Regiment are already dispatched to provide assistance to affected residents in Gasparillo and San Fernando.

Ministry of Works and Transport officials have been contacted to begin work to clear two landslides which have occurred on the Western Main Road, in the vicinity of School Street and Alcoa. At present, only single lane traffic is possible in the vicinity of these landslides. The motoring public is advised to approach the area with caution and observe the warning signs.

Flood water in the vicinity of Tarouba which affected traffic flow on the south bound lane of the Solomon Hochoy Highway has receded and traffic is now flowing smoothly.

The ODPM, in its roles as the coordinator and manager of crises and emergencies has already alerted the first responder agencies so that assistance can be rendered to affected persons.

We continue to remind citizens that if they are impacted by any hazard, they must contact their municipal corporation or the ODPM at 800 – ODPM immediately so that their report can be actioned.

The ODPM continues to remind citizens of the following:-

  • Be extra vigilant and cautious at this time
  • Elevate valuables and place important documents in sealed containers or bags
  • Look out for collapsed pavements and fallen rocks
  • Do not walk / drive through flood waters

We continue to underscore that Trinidad and Tobago is not under any Tropical Storm threat, watch or warning.

Further information will be provided as soon as it becomes available.


Contact:

Public Information Specialist
868 486 8251 / publicinformation@odpm.gov.tt

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