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Friday 7 August, 2020

22 schools closed following heavy rains, flooding

As heavy rainfall persists across most of Trinidad, a number of schools have been affected, with some being used as shelters for citizens affected by flooding, while others remained closed due adverse weather. 

At a media conference on Monday to give an update on relief efforts, Education Minister Anthony Garcia said a total of 22 schools -  12 primary, two secondary, and 8 ECCE, have been affected by heavy rains and flooding.

Schools closed as a result of adverse weather: 

1. Aranguez Government ECCE

2. ASJA ladies ECCE

3. Bejucal SDMS ECCE

4. Caroni Presbyterian Primary School

5. Caroni SDMS ECCE

6. Caroni SDMS Primary School

7. Coryal Secondary

8. Cunapo St. Francis RC Primary School

9. North Oropuche Government Primary School

10. North Oropuche RC Primary School

11. San Raphael RC Primary School

12. St. Augustine South Government ECCE

13. St. Helena Presbyterian Primary School

14. St. Helena SDMS Primary School

15. SWAHA Aranguez ECCE

16. Todds Road RC Primary School

17. Valencia South Government Primary School

18. Vega De Oropouche ECCE

19. Vishnu Boys' Hindu College

20. Warrenville Presbyterian Primary School

21. Warrenville TIA ECCE

22. Warrenville TIA Primary School

The Minister noted that floodwaters prevented access to all staff and students. 

He said he hopes that the weather improves so that these schools can be opened on Tuesday. 

A number of schools continue to be used as shelters:

1.    ASJA Girls' College Charlieville

2.    Bamboo Grove Presbyterian

3.    El Socorro South Government Primary School

4.    La Horquetta South Government Primary School

5.    La Horquetta North Government Primary School

6.    Las Lomas Government Primary School

7.    Madras Government Primary School

8.    Munroe Road SDMS Primary School

9.    St. Davids RC Primary School


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