The National Emergency Operations Centre says it is continuing to monitor recovery efforts in the communities affected by the adverse weather event experienced between Thursday 18th and Monday 22nd October.

As affected communities gradually return to a state of normalcy the NEOC has changed its level of activation from Level Two (2) to Level One (1)- Monitoring.

Level One (1) means that representatives from various state agencies will no longer be stationed at the NEOC.

However, the NEOC will continue to monitor and support all agencies involved in damage assessments and recovery efforts.

The Ministry of Rural Development and Local Government has indicated that further distribution of relief items and completion of damage assessments will now be performed by respective Municipal Corporations.

The Ministry also advised that the Disaster Management Units of all Municipal Corporations have begun re-evaluating and restocking their Units to be prepared to address any unforeseen circumstances.

 

HEALTH POST FLOOD

In light of the recent flooding and the various diseases and conditions which may be contracted by citizens in the aftermath, the Ministry of Health has embarked on a drive to treat with those persons who would have fallen ill as a result of being in contact with flood waters.

In an interview with News Power Now on Sunday, Minister of Health Terrence Deyalsingh gave a breakdown of the communities that will be targeted and some of the illnesses health officials have had to deal with.