The public is being informed that door to door assessments and clean-up efforts continue across Trinidad and Tobago in communities affected by the recent adverse weather.
The National Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC) remains activated and continues to coordinate response, relief distribution, damage assessments and clean-up operations in affected communities.
Flood waters are still present in the El Socorro South and Bamboo areas, however, it is receding. Additionally, on the Manzanilla/Mayaro Road from the 62km mark to the 72km mark remains partially flooded.
Sedans and small cars are advised to avoid traversing the area.
Large trucks and SUV’s are advised to proceed with caution.
The Ministry of Works and Transport are 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.
Motorists are advised to proceed with caution and to expect traffic delays.
The Trinidad and Tobago Fire Service also engaged in clean-up exercises in numerous impacted areas including Bamboo Settlement #1.
In further updates, citizens are being told that the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force was deployed in the San Juan/Laventille Regional Corporation to distribute relief items and conduct damage assessments at the Bamboo Settlement #1 and #2. Members of the Engineer Battalion also distributed truck-borne water to residents of the Brazil area.
The Ministry of Health has advised that there are no fatalities and no severe incident-related injuries. The Las Cuevas Health Centre was closed to the public on Wednesday due to the landslide on the North Coast Road. The MOH will advise as to when the facility will resume operations. All other health facilities are up and running at this time.
The Ministry of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries has indicated that several farmers have been impacted by the adverse weather and damage assessments has commenced.
The Water and Sewerage Authority has advised that water quality has not been compromised. Repairs to the Tompier water treatment plant was completed and is it now operational. The Quaire water treatment plant is non-operational. The Caroni Water Treatment Plant is functioning at reduced capacity. Repair works are ongoing to ensure operations return to full capacity.