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.
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.
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.
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.