Wednesday 11 December, 2019

Relief coming to displaced residents in flood-hit Moruga

A tree fell on this house at Penal Rock Road, Moruga, toppling it, following heavy rains and strong winds associated with Tropical Storm Bret. Photo courtesy Moruga/Tableland MP Dr Lovell Francis.

A tree fell on this house at Penal Rock Road, Moruga, toppling it, following heavy rains and strong winds associated with Tropical Storm Bret. Photo courtesy Moruga/Tableland MP Dr Lovell Francis.

Mopping up operations continue in Moruga/Tableland in the aftermath of the passage of Tropical Storm Bret.

Speaking with LoopTT on Thursday via WhatsApp Messenger, MP for Moruga Tableland Dr Lovell Francis said the situation in the constituency is improving, with URP, CEPEP and other agencies assisting to get the job.

T&TEC is also working around the clock to ensure that the areas still without power are fully restored, Francis said.       

Hampers, mattresses and water are being distributed to residents who have been affected by the passage of the tropical storm.

 

*All photos courtesy Moruga/Tableland MP Dr Lovell Francis

Between 30 and 40 roofs were blown off during high winds associated with the weather system with a handful of villagers displaced. The MP said some residents have already banded together to repair some of those roofs.

He said work is underway to ensure the constituency moves from a state of crisis, to tentative normalcy.

“I am distributing hampers, mattresses and water today. We are putting together hampers.  

At the moment it's just materials and foodstuff. We are sorting them out.

There are still cases of displaced people, so Self Help is currently touring the constituency trying to fast track emergency assistance.”

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