Put more emphasis on post-flood

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.

Family kills 5-foot boa seeking flood refuge

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.

Flood victims kicked out shelter

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.