Teens feared drowned in flood waters return home

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, Barrackpore under water - residents beg for army's help

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.

Education Ministry's staff help colleagues with flood relief

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.