Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago – Flooding (DG ECHO, CDEMA, Authorities, Partners) (ECHO Daily Flash of 24 October 2018)

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  • On 23 October a Riverine Flood Alert #3 was issued by the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service. Even though river levels are decreasing, additional rainfall is expected over the coming days. It is estimated that 150 000 people are affected with numbers expected to increase. Five areas are mainly affected and 13 shelters remain open.

  • The Trinidad and Tobago Red Cross Society (TTRCS) provided two ambulances to assist with the transport of injured and special needs residents. TTRCS deployed its disaster response team to one of the affected areas where two shelters were established, one in La Horquetta Regional Complex and the other at La Horquetta South Primary School. The TTRCS will continue to provide shelter, ambulance and psychosocial support to the affected population.

  • DG ECHO continues to monitor the situation closely.