Disaster relief efforts continue in South Trinidad

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    Disaster relief efforts continued on Saturday, with the ODPM stating that its staff has invested hundreds of man-hours, along with the Ministry of Rural Development and Local Government bringing relief to the burgesses.

    Much of the waters subsided, though there was some slight flooding along several roads within the Penal area especially.

    Relief items such as bags, tarps and mattresses, are usually distributed through the ODPM and the Disaster Management Units in the various municipal corporations, based on immediate needs assessments conducted

    The Ministry of Social Development and Family Services says its role, following clearance from the first responders, is to provide financial support to disaster victims via grant funding, food support and psychosocial support, including counselling services as required.

    The Ministry says it is working with the other State agencies in ensuring that families affected by these eventualities receive assistance as soon as possible.

    For further information on disaster relief funding and food support, persons may call the Ministry’s toll free hotline at 800 – 1MSD.

    Persons in need of psychosocial support, including counseling services may contact the National Family Services Division at 623 – 2608; Ext 6701 – 6707.