Insurance association gives advice on flooding situation

The Association of Trinidad and Tobago Insurance Companies (ATTIC) is extending sympathies to the many victims of this week’s floods and says it stand ready to do its part to assist our nation.

ATTIC says that while the full extent of property and motor losses are still being assessed, it wants to extend the following advice to insured persons:

·         If more than half of your vehicles was submerged in flood water, please do not attempt to start the vehicles. Have it inspected as soon as possible by your authorised repairer. 

Young defends no shutdown decision

Na­tion­al Se­cu­ri­ty and Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Min­is­ter Stu­art Young has again de­fend­ed the Gov­ern­ment's han­dling of this week­end's flood­ing which af­fect­ed com­mu­ni­ties across Trinidad and To­ba­go.

Speak­ing at a joint press con­fer­ence at his Tem­ple Court of­fice in Port-of-Spain hours ago, Young ac­cused Op­po­si­tion MPs of at­tempt­ing to politi­cise the is­sue by us­ing false in­for­ma­tion to crit­i­cise Gov­ern­ment Min­is­ters.

PM touring Carenage after heavy rainfall yesterday

Prime Minister Dr. Keth Rowley and Works Minister Rohan Sinanan toured the Carenage area after heavy rainfall caused landslips yesterday.

He visited School Street and Scorpion Alley which were among the locations being assessed for rehabilitation works.

Af­ter­noon rains in West Trinidad brought land­slides in Care­nage and flood­ing in Diego Mar­tin and Mar­aval.

Anxiety as rains bring more flooding

As thou­sands of cit­i­zens re­main trapped in their homes by flood wa­ters and shel­ters are fill­ing up with those who had to flee their homes in the past 72 hours, heavy rain­fall has start­ed again, caus­ing flood­ing in oth­er parts of the coun­try and keep­ing lev­els in oth­er ar­eas al­ready af­fect­ed high.

Around 1 pm, rain was re­port­ed in La Hor­quet­ta, one of the hard­est hit ar­eas over the past few days.

Heavy rain­fall was al­so re­port­ed in Freeport, Cou­va, San Fer­nan­do, San­ta Cruz, Diego Mar­tin, Cunu­pia, Pi­ar­co and Princes Town.