The Honourable Camille Robinson-Regis, Minister of Planning and Development is announcing that the official signing of the Inter-American Development Bank’s (IDB) Technical Assistance for Disaster Emergencies Grant took place today, Tuesday November 27th, 2018 in the Arnold Thomasos Room East at the Office of the Parliament in Port of Spain. The signatories to this agreement included Minister Robinson-Regis; Ms. Rocio Medina-Bolivar, the IDB’s Country Representative and Ms. Jill De Bourg, President of the Trinidad and Tobago Red Cross.
The Ministry of Social Development and Family Services wishes to categorically deny that distribution of disaster relief cheques has been halted. In fact, distribution of cheques to residents affected by the flooding of October 19 – 21, 2018 continue to take place, as the Ministry seeks to bring a sense of normalcy to affected families.
Following the inclement weather which resulted in severe flooding in some parts of south Trinidad, the Ministry of Social Development and Family Services stands ready to provide the necessary assistance to affected persons.
Relief and recovery efforts continue by response agencies in communities affected by the recent flooding in southern Trinidad. The ODPM continues to monitor the current flooding situation and remains in contact with the Ministry of Rural Development and Local Government (MORDLG), the Ministry of Works and Transport (MOWT), and other support agencies to ensure immediate assistance can be rendered if called upon.
The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service (TTMS) has issued a Riverine Flood Alert #2 – Orange Level for communities located along Trinidad’s main river courses (in particular, Caroni and Oropouche) and their associated tributaries for the period Thursday 15th November, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. to Saturday 17th November, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. Orange level means that you should prepare to safeguard yourself and your property.