Disaster

Nutrimix makes 3,000 packs of flour available for relief

Nutrimix is making 3,000 packs of All-Purpose Flour available to registered Non-Government Organisations, Members of Parliament and Disaster Relief Coordinators for flood relief efforts.

Nutrimix says persons wishing to access this aid should contact the company at Nutrimix Flour Mills, 808-1Pacific Avenue, Point Lisas Estate.

The contact is Alana Mohammed - 636-5555

Insurance association gives advice on flooding situation

The Association of Trinidad and Tobago Insurance Companies (ATTIC) is extending sympathies to the many victims of this week’s floods and says it stand ready to do its part to assist our nation.

ATTIC says that while the full extent of property and motor losses are still being assessed, it wants to extend the following advice to insured persons:

·         If more than half of your vehicles was submerged in flood water, please do not attempt to start the vehicles. Have it inspected as soon as possible by your authorised repairer. 

Gov't asks regional catastrophe facility for financial help

The Ministry of Finance has requested the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF) to urgently disburse funds under our catastrophe insurance policy.

This was confirmed via a tweet by Finance Minister Colm Imbert.

Imbert said in the tweet that the CCRIF usually deals only with hurricane relief, but that two years ago, the Ministry of Finance paid for additional coverage for damage from excessive rainfall.

CCRIF offers earthquake, tropical cyclone and excess rainfall policies to Caribbean and Central American governments.

RBC gives $300,000 to relief efforts

RBC Royal Bank has announced a $300,000 donation to the Red Cross of Trinidad and Tobago in support of relief efforts following the devastating floods that have affected the country.

“Helping our clients thrive and communities prosper is at the core of everything we do at RBC and helping those who have been impacted by this weekend’s floods is a natural extension of that commitment,” That is why we are happy to make this donation to the Red Cross,” Gretchen Camacho-Mohammed, Managing Director, T&T, RBC said.

Hundreds now in shelters

Thousands are displaced due to floods in east and central Trinidad. 

The last three days their only mission was survival. In some places flood waters were taller than most people and after they survived that, they came to the realization that many had lost everything.

So with no food, furniture and too much water, none that can be consumed they made their way to the nearest shelter.

Our team of Chester Sambrano and Carisa Lee bring you their story.

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