Flood help by end of January

Are you still waiting on your flood assistance grant? 

Well, the social development minister is hoping to get that to you before the end of January 2019. 

Minister Cherrie-Anne Crichlow Cockburn tells CNC3 news that the cut off date for assessments for October's flooding was November 15th. 

But she said a number of people called and said they were still waiting to be assessed. 

The minister said some assessments also came in late and right now it's going through the verification process.

NCRHA confirms flood-related leptospirosis death

Of­fi­cials from the North Cen­tral Re­gion­al Health Au­thor­i­ty have con­firmed that one man died due to com­pli­ca­tions of lep­tospiro­sis at the Er­ic Williams Med­ical Sci­ences Com­plex, Mt Hope ear­li­er this week.

Samir Khan, 37, of New Street, Ca­roni, died at the hos­pi­tal on Tues­day. He was ad­mit­ted to the hos­pi­tal 10 days ear­li­er af­ter dis­play­ing symp­toms of the dis­ease. Khan is be­lieved to have con­tract­ed the bac­te­r­i­al dis­ease dur­ing the re­cent flood­ing in his area.

Ministry sets up flood relief hotline

The Min­istry of So­cial De­vel­op­ment and Fam­i­ly Ser­vices has set up a hot­line in an ef­fort to ren­der sup­port to those res­i­dents who were af­fect­ed by last week’s flood­ing in south Trinidad.

190 assessments to be sent to Ministry for South flood relief

The Ministry of Social Development and Family Services says it stands ready to provide the necessary assistance to affected persons, following the inclement weather which resulted in severe flooding in some parts of south Trinidad. 

As a second responder, the Ministry says it is working closely with its key disaster stakeholders including the first responders – the ODPM, as well as the Ministry of Rural Development and Local Government’s Disaster Management Units (DMUs), to assess reported cases, so that assistance could be rendered.