PM touring Carenage after heavy rainfall yesterday

Prime Minister Dr. Keth Rowley and Works Minister Rohan Sinanan toured the Carenage area after heavy rainfall caused landslips yesterday.

He visited School Street and Scorpion Alley which were among the locations being assessed for rehabilitation works.

Af­ter­noon rains in West Trinidad brought land­slides in Care­nage and flood­ing in Diego Mar­tin and Mar­aval.

Diego Mar­tin Re­gion­al Cor­po­ra­tion chair­man Su­san Hong con­firmed that the cor­po­ra­tion's dis­as­ter man­age­ment unit was called out to ac­tion af­ter the rains yesterday.

She told the T&T Guardian that a wall fell at Hill­crest Dri­ve, Pe­tit Val­ley and nu­mer­ous land slip­pages were re­port­ed in Mar­aval and Pe­tit Val­ley.

The most sig­nif­i­cant land slip­page oc­curred along the West­ern Main Road in Care­nage, where the de­bris blocked the ma­jor­i­ty of the road­way.

While Hong was thank­ful that the flood wa­ters in ar­eas such as Per­se­ver­ance, Hale­land Park, St Lu­cien Road and Di­a­mond Vale ran off quick­ly, the nu­mer­ous re­ports of land­slips were wor­ry­ing.





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