One died in landslide, several houses destroyed in Trinidad and Tobago

Amid the rainfall yesterday, there have been reports of street flooding, landslides and fallen trees in the various regions of Trinidad and Tobago.The Minister of Rural Development and Local Government, Senator Kazim Hosein, went on the ground and has ensured the citizens that the Disaster Management Units remain on high alert.

Trinidad and Tobago: Amid the rainfall yesterday, there have been reports of street flooding, landslides and fallen trees in the various regions of Trinidad and Tobago.The Minister of Rural Development and Local Government, Senator Kazim Hosein, went on the ground and has ensured the citizens that the Disaster Management Units remain on high alert.

According to the ground reports, fallen trees, landslides, and flooding has been reported in the San Juan/ Laventille region, landslide, fallen trees and flash flooding in the Siparia region, residential flooding in the Penal/Debe region, street flooding in the Princes Town region and street flooding and fallen trees in the Port of Spain region.

Amid the current situation, a 35-year-old man lost his life in the Siparia region due to a landslide that has also rigorously impacted his place.

The reports have also shown that few more homes have also been affected by the situation across the island.

Senator Hosein noted that some of the citizens were also temporarily rendered stranded, and some roadways became impassable.

Following the statement, he added, “The Disaster Management Units were mobilised, & assistance was immediately provided by the Trinidad and Tobago Fire Service. Additionally, all the roadways have been cleared, and assessments would continue when it is safe to do so.”

The government officials of Trinidad and Tobago has urged the citizens not to come outside their homes amid the bad weather conditions and prefer to stay at their places.

The government has also asked the citizens to be prepared, stay updated and contact their respective Disaster Management Unit for sandbags if needed.

The government has also provided hotline numbers for the different areas via their Facebook post.

Despite this, the island country is battling with the contagious COVID-19 virus. As per the statistics, so far, there are a total of 6,178 while 1,180 individuals died on the island amid the COVID-19 pandemic.