Disaster Management teams handling occurrences of flooding, landslides and fallen trees

Disaster Management teams handling occurrences of flooding, landslides and fallen trees

The Minister of Rural Development and Local Government, Senator Kazim Hosein has assured the public that the Disaster Management Units remain on high alert, following the heavy rains overnight and this morning.

Heavy rainfall occurred earlier today as an effect of hurricane Elsa’s outer band and there have been some occurrences of flooding, landslides and fallen trees.

According to the Ministry, Disaster Management reports indicated the following activity associated with the adverse weather system:
One report from the Port-of Spain region of a fallen tree
Two reports from the Diego Martin region of fallen trees
One report from the San Juan/ Laventille region of a collapsed retaining wall and land slippage.
Several reports from the Sangre Grande region of fallen trees and residential flooding
Several reports from the Couva/Tabaquite/Talparo region of street and residential flooding
Reports of street flooding in the Mayaro/Rio Claro region
One report of landslide in the Siparia region

At this time assessments are being conducted.

The Ministry advises that its Disaster Management personnel stand ready and equipped to mobilize and coordinate in the event of flooding and any other hazards. Citizens are reminded to be prepared, stay updated and to contact their respective Disaster Management Unit for sandbags if needed prior to the adverse weather system.

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