Fifteen families had to be evacuated from their homes in Penal yesterday, and reports are that there are many more who are still stranded in their homes.
Councillor in the Penal/Debe Corporation, Shanti Boodram, called on authorities to assists those residents in her corporation.
Parts of Penal including La Fortune Road in Woodland, Rochard Douglas Road and Rochard Road are impassable, as well as the Debe Main Road. Other areas include Suchit Trace, Trasnfer Village, Digity Village, Clarke Road, Rochard Road, Syne Village, Woodland and San Francique. The area around Powergen, Penal is also flooded, along with Lachoos Road, and Goodman Trace.
Senior Disaster Management Coordinator at the Ministry of Rural Development and Local Government, Jerry David said the Ministry is doing is all it can to assist residents. David said that the Ministry is in emergency response mode and all the nearby Corporations are on alert to provide any assistance the can to the Penal Debe Regional Corporation.
Persons seeking flood relief can call the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management (ODPM) helpline, 511.
*Photo courtesy: Dexter Philip