Natural Disasters

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.

Caroni Police Station cut off

Tu­na­puna/Pi­ar­co Re­gion­al Cor­po­ra­tion chair­man Paul Lea­cock says he is or­gan­is­ing to get re­lief sup­plies to of­fi­cers of the Ca­roni Po­lice Sta­tion, who have been cut off by flood wa­ters.

He said he has re­ceived thou­sands of re­ports fol­low­ing the mas­sive flood­ing caused by heavy rains in the last 48 hours.

Lea­cock was out with mem­bers of staff col­lect­ing re­lief items at the TPRC's of­fice on Cen­te­nary Street hours ago.

He said the TPRC has arranged for food to be sent to strand­ed of­fi­cers at the Ca­roni sta­tion.

CoP calls out all officers

Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith is calling on all police officers who can make themselves available to report for duty at 6:00 pm at the Police Training Academy in St. James.

In a press release, the Commissioner says he intends to significantly increase the police presence across the country over the next 24 hour to ensure safety and security for all.

He also asked officers who reside in other Divisions to report to their perspective police station.

This includes officers of the Western, Port of Spain and North Eastern Divisions. 

Volunteers ramp up support for flood victims

Mud­died and drenched, Ran­dell and Rawle Achaibar filled sand from a stock­pile in Char­lieville ear­li­er this morn­ing in a des­per­ate bid to pre­vent fur­ther dev­as­ta­tion fol­low­ing ex­ten­sive floods at Dyette Es­tate in Cen­tral Trinidad.

"We did not sleep last night. We had five feet of wa­ter in­side the house. All our neigh­bours lost pos­ses­sions. Some of them don't have any ve­hi­cles so we are us­ing our van to bring sand­bags in­to the com­mu­ni­ty," Rawle said.