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.
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.
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.
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.