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Water levels in the Caroni River remain high; clean up and relief are underway

SITUATION UPDATE # 5

Monday October 17, 2011 – 3:00 p.m.

 

Water levels in the Caroni River remain high; clean up and relief are underway

 

The Tunapuna Piarco Regional Corporation has opened theEastern Indoor Sporting Complex to provide temporary emergency shelter for persons displaced by the recent flooding. The shelter is being managed by the Trinidad and Tobago Red Cross. Persons wishing to utilise this shelter should contact the Tunapuna Piarco Regional Corporation at 662-1537 or the shelter directly at 640-1885.

 

Currently, the following areas are flooded and receiving attention:

 

  • Southern Main Road, Trantrill Road, Freeman Road, St Augustine South
  • Nabbie St, Temple Stand other streets inBamboo # 2
  • El Carmen St and Santa Monica St, St Helena
  • Spring Village
  • Spring Lands,Valsayn South

 

SUMMARY OF ACTIONS TAKEN

 

           Residents in the following areas are being relocated:

  • Bamboo Settlement
  • Spring Lands
  • Valsayn South
  • St Helena

 

Sandbagswere distributed in the following areas:

  • St Helena (650 self-inflatable)
  • Bamboo Settlement (700 regular)
  • Tunapuna Regional Corporation (700 regular sand bags and 500 self-inflatable)
  • Public walk-ins to the ODPM (70 self-inflatable)

 

Mattresseswere given to the following Municipal Corporations based on damage assessments:

  • Tunapuna/Piarco Regional Corporation (27)
  • Arima Borough Corporation (50)

 

CEPEP assisted/ is assisting withclean-up in the following areas:

  • Mora Road Extension, D’Abadie
  • St Augustine South
  • Valsayn North
  • Arima
  • St Joseph and other affected areas.

 

Clean up efforts may take longer than expected due to slow water runoff and water-logged soil but we assure citizens that the ODPM, as the lead coordinator, continues to work with all first responders and critical agencies to ensure that those adversely affected receive the attention. Of highest priority to us are the differently-abled, the very young, the elderly and pregnant women.

 

The ODPM reminds all citizens that if they have been affected by this weather, they must contact their municipal corporation or the ODPM at 800 6376.

Issued by:-

Public Information, Education and Community Outreach Unit

640 1285 / publicinfo.odpm@gmail.com

 

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