The Ministry of Rural Development and Local Government (MORDLG) and the Ministry of Social Development and Family Services (MSDFS) will conduct initial damage assessments of all persons affected by the adverse weather.
A release noted that assessments will be conducted from today.
The Caroni Savannah Road is impassable. The Manzanilla Main Road is impassable, as 12-16 inches of water is reported in numerous areas. The Naparima/ Mayaro Road in the vicinity of Mafeking is impassable to light motor vehicles and only high trucks can utilize the roadway. Persons are advised to avoid these roadways until further notice.
Meanwhile, Minister of Work and Transport, Rohan Sinanan says the Uriah Butler Highway will still remain closed this morning.
Speaking at a press conference yesterday, Minister Sinanan explained that the water levels have not receded enough to allow both lanes of the highway to be fully opened to vehicular traffic.
Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith who was on site this morning at the highway says he is hoping that the Southbound lane of the highway can be fully opened by midday today.
He explains how traffic is being directed at the scene.
He warned that Police are on site controlling the flow of traffic and will not tolerate reckless drivers.