Widespread flooding in Penal/Debe/Sangre Grande


    With widespread flooding in the Penal/Debe region, efforts to remove impacted residents have been ramped up.

    This is according to Regional Corporation Chairman Dr Allen Sammy, in an update today.

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    Dr Sammy says for today, they are looking to relocate persons in areas which are inundated by floodwaters.

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    The Chairman says he would like to get help from the army, fire services and any organization that has trucks.

    He adds that they may also need food and other relief items for later so he is urging persons who want to help to call him at 682-2751.

    As it relates to flooding in Sangre Grande, Regional Corporation Chairman Terry Rondon says the situation remains unchanged.

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    Mr Rondon says some affected residents have already moved from their homes and he believes more will have to be relocated.

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    Meanwhile, Councillor Ryan Rampersad says portions of the Caparo Main Road are impassable.

    Now though, he says the Couva/Tabaquite/Talparo Regional Corporation is monitoring river levels.

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    Mr Rampersad says in the interim they are clearing debris that has surfaced with the floods.

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