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MEDIA RELEASE #9 - NEOC REMAINS ACTIVATED TO COORDINATE ASSESSMENTS ACROSS TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

MEDIA RELEASE #9

Saturday 25th August, 2018                                                              4:30 p.m.

NEOC REMAINS ACTIVATED TO COORDINATE ASSESSMENTS ACROSS TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

 

On behalf of the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, the National Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC) is currently coordinating assessments of all critical infrastructure, inclusive of government/government-used buildings, roadways, and bridges subsequent to seismic activity.

The Ministry of Works and Transport (MOWT) supported by Civil Engineer Volunteers and the Urban Development Corporation of Trinidad and Tobago (UDeCOTT), the Ministry of Rural Development and Local Government (MRDLG), the Tobago Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) and the Trinidad and Tobago Fire Service (TTFS) continue assessments on government/government-used critical facilities, inclusive of educational institutions and other building stock.

Numerous reports of minor structural damage to residential, commercial and government/government-used infrastructure were reported after the 6.9 magnitude earthquake on Tuesday 21st August, 2018 at 5:31 p.m.

Representatives from various state agencies continue to be stationed at the National Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC) to maintain general situational awareness and to coordinate the assessment process.

Aftershocks will continue, and some may be at a magnitude large enough to be felt. Citizens are reminded to STAY CALM.

If a government agency requires an assessment to be conducted, please contact the Ministry of Works and Transport Hotline at 625-6813.  Citizens impacted are reminded to contact their respective Municipal Corporation or TEMA through its toll-free hotline numbers.

WE WISH TO UNDERSCORE THAT TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO IS NOT CURRENTLY UNDER ANY TSUNAMI WATCH OR WARNING.

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EMERGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION

 

Name of Corporation/Agency

Hotline Numbers

Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management

511

Trinidad and Tobago Police Service

999

Trinidad and Tobago Fire Service

990

Ambulance (Global Medical Response of Trinidad and Tobago)

811

Tobago Emergency Management Agency

211

Arima Borough Corporation

800-2ABC (2222)

Chaguanas Borough Corporation

800-DCBC (3222)

Couva/Tabaquite/Talparo Regional Corporation

800-CTTC (2882)

Diego Martin Regional Corporation

800-DMRC (3672)

Mayaro/Rio Claro Regional Corporation

800-4MRC (4672)

Penal/Debe Regional Corporation

800-PDRC (7372)

Point Fortin Borough Corporation

800-PFCB (7322)

Port-of-Spain City Corporation

800-PSCC (7722)

Princes Town Regional Corporation

800-PTRC (7872)

San Fernando City Corporation

800-SCDU (7238)

Sangre Grande Regional Corporation

800-SGRC (7472)

San Juan/Laventille Regional Corporation

800-SLRC (7572)

Siparia Regional Corporation

800-4SRC (4772)

Tunapuna/Piarco Regional Corporation

800-TPRC (8272)

 

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Issued by:

Public Information, Education and Community Outreach Unit

publicinfo.odpm@gmail.com

For further information, please Call:

ODPM’s Customer Call Centre 511/ TEMA’s Hotline 211

 

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