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Fallen trees at Brian Lara Promenade, Morne Coco Road cut power

Photo of fallen tree at the Brian Lara Promenade on July 29, 2020.

Photo of fallen tree at the Brian Lara Promenade on July 29, 2020.

Updated at 6 pm on July 29, 2020

The Ministry of Rural Development and Local Government, through the Disaster Management Units (DMUs), has responded to multiple reports of blown roofs and fallen trees due to inclement weather.

In particular, fallen trees along the Brian Lara Promenade, Port-of-Spain and along Morne Coco Road, Paramin have resulted in downed power lines and traffic disruptions.

DMU teams, together with first responders from T&TEC, have been working to restore connections and remove debris.

Members of the public are urged to proceed with caution and report incidents to the Municipal Corporations.

Disaster Management Unit Hotline Numbers 

  • Arima Borough Corporation 800-2ABC (2222)
  • Chaguanas Borough Corporation 800- DCBC (3222)
  • Couva/Tabaquite/Talparo Regional Corporation 800 - CTTC (2882)
  • Diego Martin Regional Corporation 800 - DMRC (3672)
  • Penal/Debe Regional Corporation 800 - PDRC (7372)
  • Point Fortin Regional Corporation 800 - PFBC (7322)
  • Princes Town Regional Corporation 800 - PTRC (7872)
  • Port of Spain City Corporation 800- PSCC (7722)
  • San Fernando City Corporation 800 - SCDU (7238)
  • Sangre Grande Regional Corporation 800 - SGRC (7472)
  • San Juan/Laventille Regional Corporation 800 - SLRC (7572)
  • Siparia Regional Corporation 800 - 4SRC (4772)
  • Mayaro/Rio Claro Regional Corporation 800 - 4MRC (4672)
  • Tunapuna/Piarco Regional Corporation 800 - TPRC (8772)
  • Tobago Emergency Management Agency - 211

Original story

The Port of Spain City Corporation has mobilised its units to remove a tree that fell on the Brian Lara Promenade on Wednesday.

Sources at the corporation say they were contacted around 3.50 pm.

According to staff at the Ministry of Rural Development and Local Government, no one was injured.

Fire officers and employees at the Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Commission (T&TEC) are also at the scene. 

Trinidad and Tobago is experiencing heavy rainfall and gusty winds while a tropical system is impacting portions of the Leeward Islands. The system could likely become a cyclone and will cause poor weather into the night.

However, according to the Met Office, it poses no threat to Trinidad and Tobago, Grenada or its dependencies. 


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