Tuesday 1 December, 2020

East/West corridor hit hard after gusty winds take roofs, trees

A tree blocks part of La Resource Road.

A tree blocks part of La Resource Road.

At least nine roofs have been reportedly damaged and six trees, fallen after this morning’s bout of rain and gusty winds in East Trinidad.  

The Wallerfield community, where some these incidents are reported to have occurred, is reeling from the damage. Roofs in Santa Margarita, Maracas St Joseph and Arouca have also been reportedly affected. 

Trees have also fallen in La Resource and in Back Road, Macoya. 

At this time the Disaster Management Unit (DMU) of the Tunapuna/Piarco Regional Corporation is gathering information to mobilise support for those affected. Assessments being carried out once the areas are safe to enter. 


Speaking to LoopTT this morning, Alderman Derek La Guerre, who is Chairman of the Disaster Management Committee, explained that the Corporation is doing its best to manage resources and provide to those who need it most. 

“We are very limited and we are trying to make the best out of what we do have,” he said. 

Assistance from the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is also being provided in communities like D’Abadie. 

La Guerre says his team is actively investigating all reports to determine what type of assistance is needed. 

“We are investigating these reports to see the validity of them, the severity of them and where possible, who we need to send,” he explained. 

Gusty winds damage roofs, trees

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