House collapses in Mt Dor

A family of eight escaped injury after their single-storey concrete home collapsed following a landslide.

Around noon Tuesday, members of the family from William Street, Mt Dor began noticing the movement of earth near their home after heavy rainfall.

Georgia college & university students to help flood victims in T&T

Over two dozen students from Georgia colleges and universities who are members of the Georgia Caribbean Students Alliance are helping flood victims in Trinidad and Tobago, the South Florida Caribbean News has reported.

According to the volunteer group, the students met Saturday, November 3rd  at Larparkan Shipping in Decatur and packed clothes, shoes, food, diapers and other toiletries to help thousands in those countries displaced by severe flooding.

Trinidad and Tobago received a full month’s worth of rain in two days, according to officials.

Petrotrin workers donate items to flood victims

In the wake of the widespread flooding that devastated various parts north, central, east and southern Trinidad during the weekend of October 20, Petrotrin employees have initiated a Flood Relief Drive from October 22 to 26.

Thousands of dollars’ worth of items; including toiletries, cleaning supplies, ready-to-eat-nonperishable food items and ready-to-drink beverages including bottled water, juice and milk were donated.

Gov't secures further funding for flood-relief efforts from IDB

Minister of Planning and Development Camille Robinson-Regis has secured further financial support in the form of Grant Funding from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) towards emergency relief efforts for communities affected by recent flooding in October, the ministry said in a statement Thursday. 

This follows the grant of US$200,000 from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) through the utilisation of the Emergency Response Grant under the CDB’s Disaster Management Strategy and Operational Guidelines.  

Over 60 entertainers for We4We flood-relief concert Sunday

The organisers of the 2017 One Island concert are focussing on another concert to provide relief for the recent victims of flooding in Trinidad and Tobago.

The concert is to be called 'We4We'.

The event will take place on Sunday November 4th, 2018  at the Centre of Excellence in Macoya from 2 pm to 10 pm, with the cost of admission set at $50 and any items of non-perishable food, cleaning supplies, clothing, or bedding which will be loaded to containers on the spot.

Health inspectors move to stop sale of flood-contaminated food

The Ministry of Health says that in the past week, Public Health Inspectors have inspected 17,449 premises in the flood-affected communities throughout Trinidad.

In a statement issued Thursday, the ministry said that thus far, inspectors have reported that 21 schools and 550 food premises were impacted.

It was also reported that 17 farms lost animals due to the recent flooding.

Gov't receives US$2.5 million flood insurance payment

CCRIF SPC (formerly the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility) announced today that for the second year in a row, Trinidad & Tobago has received a payout on its Excess Rainfall policy following a period of heavy rainfall in October.

The Government received a payout of US$2,534,550 (approximately TT$17 million) due to heavy rains between October 18 and 20 2018.

Trinidad & Tobago has been a member of CCRIF since 2007 and has purchased CCRIF policies for tropical cyclones and earthquakes every year since then.