There needs to be more emphasis on post-flood or aftermath analysis in T&T by the relevant authorities in Government via State agencies including the Office of Disaster Preparedness Management (ODPM) and the Ministries of Local Government and Works and Transport.
Snakes and caimans displaced by the expansive flooding of the Central Plains are finding their way into the properties of residents and some have already been killed.
On Saturday, a five-foot rainbow boa slithered inside the living-room of a house at Munroe Road, Chaguanas, after the Caroni River burst its banks and flooding hundreds of houses on the Central Plains.
Resident Dave Roopnarine said the snake posed a threat so it was killed and dumped.
Several families at Ramlal Trace, off Bejucal Road, Cunupia, say they were kicked out of the Munroe Road Hindu School - a designated flood shelter - on Monday, after they sought shelter there on Saturday.
Antoinette Jaikaran, 58, told Guardian Media she and her family were told they needed to leave the school’s compound as clean-up crews were going in to sanitise the compound for the resumption of classes yesterday. She said she was told to leave by Chaguanas West Member of Parliament Ganga Singh.