Sunday 20 October, 2019

ODPM: No flood waters overflowing on Solomon Hochoy Highway

Flashback: Flooding in Tableland June 20. Photo via Councillor Michelle Benjamin

Flashback: Flooding in Tableland June 20. Photo via Councillor Michelle Benjamin

There is no water overflowing onto the southbound lane of the Solomon Hochoy Highway at this time.

Captain Neville Wint, Deputy CEO of the Organisation of Disaster Preparedness and Management (ODPM) confirmed this to LoopTT a short while ago.

He said while the ODPM received reports around an hour ago that flood waters overflowing onto the southbound lane of the Solomon Hochoy highway after the Caroni Flyover, the Ministry of Works and Transport has since confirmed that the highway is not impacted by flood waters at this time.

Wint added that the Ministry is currently monitoring the highway and will advise of any happenings.

The ODPM is still in the process of undertaking the national level damage assessments and needs identification in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Bret.

Disaster Management Units (DMUs) are currently engaged in conducting Initial Damage Assessment (IDA) in their respective areas.

Water supplies are 95 percent restored, with an estimated 24 hours needed to rectify the issue of turbidity.

Electricity supplies are still being restored, as some outages remain in Eastern, Northern and Southern areas.

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