Sunday 5 July, 2020

Relief coming for residents affected by stormy weather

Pictured: Tree falls on vehicle parked in Port of Spain.

Pictured: Tree falls on vehicle parked in Port of Spain.

Relief is on the way for residents who suffered damage to their homes and properties as a result of inclement weather over the weekend.

A weather system making its way over T&T brought with it high winds and heavy rains, resulting in several fallen trees and roofs being blown off.

Disaster Management Units (DMU) were busy responding to numerous incidents of this nature in the capital city and across the East/west corridor.

DMUs conducted tree removal exercises, debris removal, cleaning up, the provision of tarpaulins in the cases where roofs were blown off and other relief items in accordance with the established protocols.

Responding to an urgent question during Monday’s sitting of the Senate, Acting Leader of Government Business Clarence Rambharat said relief programmes are going to be put into effect.

Assessments were conducted in accordance with the protocols established by the Ministry of Social Development and Family Services, Rambharat said.

This assistance is expected to be provided this week.

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