The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management says cleanup efforts continue across Trinidad and Tobago in communities affected by the adverse weather.
It explains that the National Emergency Operations Centre remains activated and continues to coordinate response, relief distribution, damage assessments and clean-up operations.
The ODPM notes that the Ministry of Rural Development and Local Government inclusive of CEPEP, the Ministry of Works and Transport inclusive of the Unemployment Relief Programme, the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force, the Trinidad and Tobago Fire Service, the Trinidad and Tobago Cadet Force, the Trinidad and Tobago Solid Waste Management Company and the Ministry of Social Development and Family Services are supporting these operations.
The Ministry of Works and Transport has indicated that flood waters have subsided in the following areas: Cedar Grove; Mafeking Village; Kelly Village; Madras Road; El Socorro North and Las Lomas.
Flood waters are still present in the El Socorro South and Bamboo areas; however, it is receding.
Additionally, on the Manzanilla/Mayaro Road for 3-5 kilometres of the roadway, there are approximately 12 inches of flood water.
Sedans and small cars are advised to avoid traversing the area.
Large trucks and SUV’s are advised to proceed with caution.
Motorists should expect traffic delays in these areas.
The Ministry is currently addressing a landslide on the North Coast Road in the vicinity of Tyrico Bay.
Clean up works are ongoing along the Lady Young Road by the Ministry and motorists are advised to proceed with caution and to expect traffic delays.