Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has given assurances that all relevant authorities have been mobilised and are working to deal with the flooding and landslides fallout of the current cycle of adverse weather affecting Trinidad and Tobago.
In a short statement in his social media pages, the PM urges citizens to cooperate with the authorities, and take all necessary precautions.
The following is the statement issued by the Prime Minister …
“We are currently experiencing a bad weather emergency.
Excessively heavy rains are upon us and all our water courses are at or are close to capacity. The international forecasts are for further incoming heavy rainfall over the next two days. Already there is significant damage to our road infrastructure in very many parts of the country. We are anticipating increased flooding and landslides in susceptible areas.
Citizens are requested to be very alert to these dangers and, as far as feasible, restrict your movements until the dangers have passed or are abated.
All arms and agencies of the state have been fully mobilised and are on alert under the instruction of the Prime Minister and under the monitoring guidance of a team of
Ministers from Local Government, Works and Transport, as well as National Security.
Further updates and interventions will be forthcoming from the relevant agencies as we batten down to ride out this period of weather emergency.
Please be safe and look out for our neighbours especially those who are unable to properly look after themselves.
Pay attention to the updates and cooperate as much as possible under these very threatening circumstances.”