Wednesday 23 October, 2019

Update: Floodwaters still rising in Bamboo #3

Update September 23, 2019, 9:55 am:

Waters were still high in Bamboo #3 up to Monday morning after residents were evacuated during flash flooding on Sunday, said the Ministry of Rural Development and Local Government.

The Ministry said in an update Monday that Sunday's heavy rains and the breaching of nearby rivers means floodwaters continue to rise.

"Councillor for Valsayn/St. Joseph, Ms. Seema Ramsaran, has confirmed that communities in the Bamboo Settlement are still inundated with floodwaters. In some areas, the floodwaters continue to rise."

"This has resulted in some residents being evacuated, since last night, with help from members of the T&T Coast Guard."

"Present on the scene this morning, along with DMU officers, are members of the Trinidad and Tobago Defense Force who are assisting with relief operations."

The Ministry said the Bamboo Settlement Government Primary School located on Jaffar Street remains open as a shelter.

Persons are asked to contact the Disaster Management Unit of the Tunapuna/Piarco Regional Corporation via the hotline 800 - TPRC (8772) for assistance.

 

Original story:

Flooding in Bamboo #3 has resulted in some residents being evacuated.

This is according to the Ministry of Rural and Local Government.

Members of the Coast Guard are assisting the operations.

The Bamboo Settlement Government Primary School located on Jaffar Street has been set up as a shelter.

Floodwaters are still present on the Churchill Roosevelt Highway in the vicinity of Grand Bazaar.

The Ministry of Works and Transport has opened the Priority Bus Route from Port of Spain to Macoya Junction.

Commuters are asked to seek alternative routes.

Persons are asked to contact the Disaster Management Unit of the Tunapuna Regional Corporation via the hotline 800-TPRC.

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