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La Horquetta and Arouca Health Centres activated as advanced medical posts

La Horquetta and Arouca Health Centres activated as advanced medical posts

Ministry of Health teams are working as part of the relief efforts coordinated by the National Emergency Operations Centre to bring relief to affected residents. Both the La Horquetta Health Center and the Arouca Health Centre have been activated as advanced medical posts. This was done to proactively prepare for the anticipated urgent medical needs of persons in the surrounding areas. Expanded services are now […]

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October 20th, 2018

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Minister Young: There are no reports of fatalities at this time.

Minister Young: There are no reports of fatalities at this time.

National Security Minister Stuart Young in an update shortly after 11am today says there are no reports of fatalities at this time, as a result of the widespread flooding in many areas of the country. He says relief and rescue operations were launched last night and shelters have been opened with resources are being deployed to Kelly Village and St. Helena which were severely affected. […]

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October 20th, 2018

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Caribbean Airlines important flight updates

Caribbean Airlines important flight updates

Caribbean Airlines advises that due to impact of the adverse weather conditions the following flights for October 20 and 21, 2018 are affected:

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October 20th, 2018

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PM: Reports of looting in Eastern Trinidad

PM: Reports of looting in Eastern Trinidad

The Prime Minister says the flooding is quite widespread and quite severe and it is going to cost a lot of money to bring relief to people who have been affected. “Notwithstanding whatever shortages we are experiencing we will have to find the resources to help.” He says the situation is bad in the St Helena/Kelly area as these communities are still experiencing very high levels […]

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October 20th, 2018

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Adverse weather alert extended to Tuesday, flood alert to Friday

Adverse weather alert extended to Tuesday, flood alert to Friday

The Met Service’s Adverse Weather Alert is now at Orange, and it has been extended until Tuesday October 18th at 6pm, while its Riverine Flood Alert continues until Friday October 26th at 12pm. An active ITCZ continues to produce intermittent periods of rain/showers and thunderstorm activity which can lead to flash flooding and exacerbate existing riverine flooding. Showers can be heavy to torrential at times […]

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October 20th, 2018

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Ministry to assist flood victims

Ministry to assist flood victims

Following the inclement weather over the past two days, Minister of Social Development and Family Services the Honourable Cherrie Ann Crichlow Cockburn has advised that the Ministry’s disaster response team has been activated and stands ready to provide the necessary assistance to persons affected by flooding. The Ministry’s response includes psycho social support and counselling, immediate food support, clothing grant, as well as assistance towards […]

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October 20th, 2018

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T&TEC reports major outages in East Trinidad, reports as well in North, Central and South

T&TEC reports major outages in East Trinidad, reports as well in North, Central and South

T&TEC is currently assessing the environmental conditions in east Trinidad to better co-ordinate its response in electricity restoration. In a release it says a drone is conducting aerial assessments of the extent of flooding and landslides, to determine accessibility for other crews and trucks. Mobile substations are also being mobilised and will be deployed to affected areas as soon as they become accessible. East Trinidad […]

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October 20th, 2018

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ODPM Head – no confirmed reports yet of missing persons

ODPM Head – no confirmed reports yet of missing persons

ODPM Head Captain Neville Wint says there have not yet been any confirmed instances of persons going missing as a result of widespread, severe flooding. 103.1FM News spoke with him this morning, and asked for a comment on rumours being circulated on the ground. Audio: Captain Wint Reports 20 10 18 We have learnt however of injuries as a result. Chairman of the Tunapuna/Piarco Regional Corpration […]

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October 20th, 2018

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ODPM Head – fire service lending assistance in Kelly Village and El Carmen

ODPM Head – fire service lending assistance in Kelly Village and El Carmen

Head of the ODPM, Captain Neville Wint, says Fire Service officials are currently in Kelly Village, where scores of residents have now taken to their roofs because of rising flood waters. First responders are also said have been deployed to El Carmen, which has also been heavily impacted. 103.1FM News understands that many have been stranded since as early as 4am, and they say calls […]

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October 20th, 2018

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PM issues statement in the wake of devastating floods.

PM issues statement in the wake of devastating floods.

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has issued a statement in the wake of devastating flooding in several parts of Trinidad, including La Horquetta, Kelly Village, St Helena, El Carmen and Sangre Grande. The release is as follows:   Fellow citizens, I have been receiving timely updates from the relevant Government agencies responsible for spearheading the ongoing rescue operations as well as those coordinating relief efforts […]

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October 20th, 2018

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