When flood waters began rising at the Poodai Lagoon in Penal today, two teenage friends decided to use an inflatable bed to float down the flooded street.
But when the bed got a hole and sank, residents of Satnarine Trace and Ramsingh Trace mounted a manhunt believing that the teenagers had drowned.
Penal/Debe residents are begging for assistance from the T&T Regiment now, as hundreds of residents remain trapped in their homes by rising flood waters.
With the high tides expected between 11 am to 6 pm, the Penal/Debe Regional Corporation disaster management team is working feverishly to evacuate residents from areas including Boodoo Trace, Ragbir Trace, Gopie Trace, Tulsa Trace, Clarke Road, Rochard Road, Penal Rock Road, Barrackpore Trace and along the Rochard Douglas Road.
Employees of the Ministry of Education at the Ministry’s Head Office, Port of Spain have offered support for their colleagues who suffered losses due to flooding during the weekend of October 20th, 2018.
The MOE staff contributed approximately 25 flood relief hampers which were distributed by Minister of Education Anthony Garcia and Permanent Secretary, Lenor Baptiste-Simmons.
The Ministry launched a flood relief appeal at its Head Office during the period October 22nd to November 2nd, 2018, asking members of staff for contributions.