Trinidad and Tobago: Floods and Landslides due to intense rains, 23-10-2018

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from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Published on 23 Oct 2018 View Original

On 18 - 19 October, Trinidad and Tobago experienced torrential rainfall, according to Government officials, Trinidad alone received a full month’s worth of rain during the two days. It was estimated 80% of the country was affected by flooding, communities, main roads and public services were affected. 20 October the Government of Trinidad and Tobago activated its National Emergency Operations Centre and began assessments. As of now the Government has not requested international support.

FAO, UNHCR, UNFPA, UNICEF, PAHO/WHO, UN WOMEN and UNDP have offered their support to the authorities and are on stand by if needed. The IFCR and other national organizations are also providing specific assistance to those in need.

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