Gone with the wind: 318 roofs damaged, destroyed | News Extra

Disaster management reports indicated the following activity associated with the adverse weather system:

* Reports from the Port of Spain City Corporation DMU indicate 2 fallen trees, downed power lines and a fallen structure.

* Reports from the San Fernando City Corporation DMU indicate 2 blown roofs, 5 fallen trees, downed power lines and a fallen structure.

*Reports from the Diego Martin Regional Corporation DMU indicate 14 blown roofs and 11 fallen trees

* Reports from the San Juan/Laventille Regional Corporation DMU indicate 7 blown roofs, 10 fallen trees, 1 downed power line, 4 landslides and 3 collapsed houses.

* Reports from the Tunapuna/ Piarco Regional Corporation DMU indicate 26 blown roofs, 12 fallen trees, 1 collapsed utility and 1 incidence of flooding

* Reports from the Arima Borough Corporation DMU indicate 10 damaged roofs and 8 fallen trees

* Reports from the Sangre Grande Regional Corporation DMU indicate 88 blown/damaged roofs, 6 fallen trees and 2 cases of damaged structures

*Reports from the Couva/Tabaquite/Talparo Regional Corporation DMU indicate 66 blown roofs, 12 fallen trees and 1 downed power line

* Reports from the Chaguanas Borough Corporation DMU indicate 16 blown roofs and 2 fallen trees

* Reports from the Mayaro/Rio Claro Regional Corporation DMU indicate 19 blown roofs and 12 fallen trees

* Reports from the Penal/Debe Regional Corporation DMU indicate 7 damaged roofs and 15 fallen trees

* Reports from the Princes Town Regional Corporation DMU indicate 15 blown roofs and 1 fallen tree

* Reports from the Siparia Regional Corporation DMU indicate 5 blown roofs, 2 fallen trees

* Reports from the Point Fortin Borough Corporation DMU point to 39 blown roofs, 4 fallen trees and 4 degraded power lines.

A total of 314 jumped or damaged roofs, 102 fallen trees, a few crashed or damaged power lines, 4 cases of land derailment and 1 case of flooding were reported. Unfortunately, some areas were made impassable.

The emergency response units were mobilized and, with the help of the Trinidad and Tobago Fire Department and the Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Commission (T&TEC), conducted assessments and provided assistance to burglars. Disaster management units have ensured that sandbags are available for distribution, COVID-19-compliant emergency shelters are ready to be activated if necessary, mitigation tools and relief supplies are all ready in case burglars are badly affected.

Citizens are reminded to be prepared, stay informed and contact their respective Disaster Management Unit in the event of a disaster.

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)

Criminal/Debt Regional Corporation 800 – PDRC (7372)

Point Fortin Regional Corporation 800 – PFBC (7322)

Princes Town 800 Regional Company – 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 Society 800 – 4SRC (4772)

Mayaro/Rio Claro Regional Corporation 800 – 4MRC (4672)

Tunapuna/Piarco Regional Corporation 800 – TPRC (8772)

Tobago Emergency Management Agency – 211

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