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Situation Update - Flooding and other incidents - October 15, 2011

 

 

SITUATION UPDATE # 1

Saturday October 15, 2011 - 6:30 p.m.

Heavy rainfall causes flooding and landslides across the East-West corridor

Due to the heavy and persistent rainfall over the last seven hours across the country, a number of areas have experienced flooding, landslides and other incidents. They are summarised below:-

Flooding – Primarily along the East-West corridor

  • Port of Spain (Charlotte Street /Independence Square/ South Quay)
  • Intersection @ Churchill Roosevelt and Uriah Butler Highways
  • Mt Lambert South
  • El Socorro
  • Curepe
  • St Augustine South
  • Acono, Maracas St. Joseph
  • Maloney Gardens
  • Bon Air Gardens / Five Rivers
  • Valsayn North
  • Malabar
  • Golden Grove Road
  • Valencia
  • Manzanilla

Landslides

  • Abbepujade Street, Carenage
  • Brook Road, Goodwood Park
  • Arima/Blanchisseuse Road

Other

  • A bridge in Surrey (on the way to Lopinot) was reportedly washed away.
  • A bridge at Macoya Gardens Phase 3 collapsed.

Action

The Disaster Management Units of the municipal corporations that have been adversely affected will be on the ground conducting damage assessments/needs analyses of the areas. Relief will be provided upon completion of these assessments.

Other first responder agencies such as the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force – Engineer Battalion, Trinidad and Tobago Fire Service and the Ministry of Works and Infrastructure have also been called out to the affected areas to assist with efforts.

The ODPM, as the lead coordinator, continues to ensure that those that have been affected receive the necessary assistance in the shortest time.

The ODPM reminds all citizens that if they have been affected by this weather, they must contact their municipal corporation or the ODPM at 800 6376.

 

ENDS

Public Information, Education and Community Outreach Unit

640 1285 / publicinfo.odpm@gmail.com 

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