flooding

Regional leaders ready to assist

Leaders around the Caribbean and Venezuela have offered their assistance to this country following flooding which caused severe damage to the homes of thousands of citizens in this country

Regional leaders ready to assist

Leaders around the Caribbean and Venezuela have offered their assistance to this country following flooding which caused severe damage to the homes of thousands of citizens in this country

Rohan: Uriah Butler Highway patchwork temporary

Works Min­is­ter Ro­han Sinanan is as­sur­ing that once tem­po­rary patch­work is com­plet­ed, the dam­aged Uri­ah But­ler High­way will be repaved.

He made the com­ment mo­ments ago, even as work­ers from the min­istry con­tin­ued work­ing of patch­ing up sev­er­al ar­eas of the high­way where flood wa­ters had caused se­ri­ous struc­tur­al dam­age to the road­way.

An aer­i­al view of the high­way showed there were still flood wa­ters on the south­bound car­riage­way of the high­way near the Ca­roni Bird Sanc­tu­ary Over­pass up to 10 am.

Young: 120,000 people affected by flooding

Na­tion­al Se­cu­ri­ty Min­is­ter Stu­art Young es­ti­mates that some 3,500 house­holds and be­tween 100,000 and 120,000 per­sons were af­fect­ed by flood­ing across T&T over the week­end.

Gov­ern­ment-led clean-up op­er­a­tions have be­gun in most com­mu­ni­ties across T&T that were dev­as­tat­ed by flood­ing.

Health Ministry: No flood related deaths reported

The Ministry of Health says there have been no reports of death due to the current flooding.

In a press release today the ministry made reference to reports in the public domain alluding to the death of a resident of Greenvale Park, La Horquetta, as a result of the severe flooding in that area.

The Ministry of Health reiterated that as of yesterday October 21st  their surveillance system has not produced any confirmed reports of death due to the current flooding.

Works Ministry starts highway repair

The Min­istry of Works and Trans­port has start­ed re­pair work on var­i­ous parts of the Uri­ah But­ler High­way which were dam­aged by the week­end’s dev­as­tat­ing flood­ing.

Both lanes were re­opened to traf­fic hours ago af­ter min­istry of­fi­cials de­ter­mined flood wa­ters on the south­bound lane had re­ced­ed suf­fi­cient­ly.

Flooding hits Mason Hall

Res­i­dents of Ma­son Hall, To­ba­go, are thank­ful no one was hurt when trib­u­taries from the Sandy Riv­er over­flowed their banks yes­ter­day.

At Es­tate Trace, Adel­phi Road, the road­way over a bridge lead­ing to five fam­i­lies flood­ed "sud­den­ly" just af­ter 11 am.

Just over two weeks ago the en­tire trace was paved by the To­ba­go House of As­sem­bly (THA) for the first time since the trace was built to ac­com­mo­date don­key carts over 40 years ago.

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