Saturday 30 May, 2020

List of emergency shelters in T&T

The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management (ODPM) has issued a list of shelters throughout Trinidad, while the Tobago Emergency Management Centre (TEMA) has listed emergency shelters for Tobago.

The OPDM is advising citizens to prepare a disaster kit which includes the following:

- Food: Maintain enough nonperishable food for each person for at least 72 hours.

- Water: Store enough so each person has a gallon a day for 72 hours, preferably for one week. Store in airtight containers and replace it every six months. Store disinfectants such as iodine tablets or chlorine bleach, eight drops per gallon, to purify water if necessary.

- First aid kit: Make sure it is well stocked, especially with bandages and disinfectants.

- Fire extinguisher: Your fire extinguisher should be suitable for all types of fires. Teach all family members how to use it.

- Flashlights with extra batteries: Keep flashlights beside your bed and in several other locations. Do not use matches or candles until you are certain there are no gas leaks.

- Radios: Store radio with battery backup, portable radio or portable television with extra batteries: Telephones may be out of order or limited to emergency use. A radio, portable radio or portable television may be your best source of information.

- Miscellaneous items: Extra blankets, clothing, shoes and money. Wear sturdy shoes just in case you need to walk through rubble and debris.

- Alternative cooking sources: Store a barbeque or camping stove for outdoor camping. 

Caution: Ensure there are no gas leaks before you use any kind of fire as a cooking source and never use charcoal indoors. Gasoline-powered appliances should be filled away from ignition sources.

- Special items: Have at least 72 hours of medications and food for infants and those with special needs. Don't forget diapers.

- Tools: Have an adjustable or pipe wrench for turning off gas and water, and a shovel or broom for cleaning up.

- Pets: Assemble an animal emergency supply kit and develop a pet care buddy system with friends or relatives to make sure someone is available to care for or evacuate your pets if you are unable to do so. Be sure each of your pets has a tag with your name and phone number.  Whether you decide to stay put in an emergency or evacuate to a safer location, you will need to plan for your pets.

Pay attention to directions from emergency managers, police and others and obey instructions in the event of an evacuation.

The list of emergency shelters in Trinidad is as follows:




Canaan/Bon Accord Community Centre

Patricia Malcom - 639-8716    

Canaan Church of the Nazarene            

Carnbee/Mt. Pleasant Community Centre            

Castara Community Centre    

Lyris Walker - 660-7210

Lenora Jack - 733-4005    

Castara Government School            

Charlotteville Community Centre    

Neil Alleyne

660-5887 / 787-3738

Delaford AC School    

Kenneth Stirling - 660-5875    

Delaford Community Centre    

Walton George  - 660-4007/7581558     

Delaford R.C School    

Nora Trim - 660-5674    

Des Vignes Road Government            

Dwight Yorke Stadium            

Ebenezer Methodist School    

Anthony Mc Dowell - 660-4017/660-5373 

Glamorgan Village Council    

Bertram Francois - 660-5411

Glen Road - 639-6929/795-6604     

Golden Lane Community Council

Alexander Balfour - 660-0775/731-5978 /660-0297/678-4983     

Golden Lane Village Council    

Andrea Trim- 735-4467    

Goodwood Community Centre    Martin or Joseph/ 

Sydney Des Vignes - 660-5303/660-5641 /790-6596/775-2275     

Hope Anglican Church            

Hope Anglican School            

Hope Community Centre            

John Roberts Memorial School Of S.D.A    

Bertram Francois - 660-5410 /660-5411

Kendall Farm School    

Richard Morton - 660-4395         

Lambeau AC Church            

Lambeau Community Centre    

Everlyn Blake - 639-1740 

Lanse Fourmi Community Centre    

Sandra Chance

Ethlyn Chance - 660-0525/639-1065/639-6727     

Les Coteaux Community Centre    

Barrington Nedd  (Keslie Andrews) 


Elsa Donaldson - 660-0424         

Les Coteaux Methodist Church            

Mardon House    

Linda Phillips - 639-2024 

Mason Hall Community Centre    

Cynthia James/Hayden Griffith


Mason Hall Government School            

Mason Hall Methodist Church            

Mason Hall Secondary School            

Montgomery Government School            

Moriah Community Centre        


Moriah Government School            

Moriah Morivian Church            

Mt. Grace / Harmony Hall

Community Centre    

Carlos Peterkin - 639-6660         

Mt. St. George Community Centre    

Mt. St. George Methodist School            

Mt. St. George Youth Camp            

Mt. Pleasant Anglican School            

Mt. Pleasant Anglican Church            

Parlatuvier Anglican School    

Nicole Phillips (Carlton Campbell)


Patience Hill Community Centre            

Patience Hill Government School            

Pembroke AC School            

Pembroke Community Center            

Plymouth Anglican School            

Plymouth School For The Deaf            

Plymouth / Bethesda Community Centre            

Roxborough AC School

Roxborough Composite School            

Roxborough Pentecostal Church            

Scarborough Ac Church            

Scarborough Pentecostal Church            

Scarborough S.D.A Complex            

Scarborough Secondary School            

Signal Hill Community Centre            

Signal Hill Government School            

Signal Hill Secondary Comprehensive School            

Speyside Anglican Church            

Speyside Anglican School            

Speyside Community Centre            

Table Piece Government School            

Whim Anglican School            

Whim Police Youth Club 


Emergency Contacts

ODPM Emergency: 511

Polie Rapid Response: 999

Police Service: 990

Tobago Emergency Relief: 211

Global Medical Response of Trinidad and Tobago: 811


For more information go to and for TEMA go to 

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