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Clean up and relief efforts continue

Clean up and relief efforts continue today in a number of areas that were affected by yesterday’s heavy rainfall. Some of the affected areas have been:-
North West (flooding)

  • Various streets in Port of Spain
  • South Quay, Independence Square - Port of Spain
  • MovieTowne / Hasely Crawford Stadium
  • Wrightson Road, Port of Spain
  • Parts of Laventille
  • Parts of Belmont; Gonzales
  • Red Hill Ext, Plover Street, Never Dirty, Mon Repos, Coconut Drive, Morvant Junction –Morvant
  • Barataria


Central/South (flooding)

  • La Romaine
  • Golconda


Update / Status of efforts

  • In order to ensure that a proper assessment of the affected areas was done, the ODPM and SAUTT conducted an aerial reconnaissance to get images of the areas still under water. This was done at 7:00 a.m. Further relief and assistance were provided based on this reconnaissance.
  • The POS City Corporation and the San Juan/Laventille Regional Corporation will be in a number of the affected areas to assist with clean up efforts.
  • Crews and groups from the CEPEP are also assisting with clean up efforts in the areas of Gonzales, Laventille and Morvant.
  • A crew from the CEPEP is also on the scene in Golconda, South Trinidad to conduct clean up efforts.
  • Sleeping equipment and food supplies have been distributed to persons that were affected and in need.
  • The Ministry of Works and Transport will continue to assist with the debris removal in the areas that experienced landslides. This will be done in collaboration with the respective municipal corporations.

The Ministry of the People and Social Development will be conducting an assessment of damaged/ lost items in order to treat with provision of grants etc.
The ODPM as the lead agency for emergency and crisis coordination continues to ensure that clean up efforts continue and relief is provided to those affected.

We continue to underscore the following:-

  • After heavy rainfall, stay in buildings or homes until water levels subside
  • Do not walk / drive through flood waters
  • Be cautious when walking / driving along hillsides or landslide prone areas

Citizens must make every effort to safeguard life, property, community and country especially during this inclement weather.

Trinidad and Tobago is NOT currently under any Tropical Storm threat, Watch or Warning.
 

Contact:-
Public Information Specialist
Public Information, Education and Community Outreach Unit
868 640 1285 ext 14240/ publicinformation@odpm.gov.tt

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