Are you still waiting on your flood assistance grant?
Well, the social development minister is hoping to get that to you before the end of January 2019.
Minister Cherrie-Anne Crichlow Cockburn tells CNC3 news that the cut off date for assessments for October's flooding was November 15th.
But she said a number of people called and said they were still waiting to be assessed.
The minister said some assessments also came in late and right now it's going through the verification process.
Officials from the North Central Regional Health Authority have confirmed that one man died due to complications of leptospirosis at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex, Mt Hope earlier this week.
Samir Khan, 37, of New Street, Caroni, died at the hospital on Tuesday. He was admitted to the hospital 10 days earlier after displaying symptoms of the disease. Khan is believed to have contracted the bacterial disease during the recent flooding in his area.
The Ministry of Social Development and Family Services has set up a hotline in an effort to render support to those residents who were affected by last week’s flooding in south Trinidad.
The Ministry of Social Development and Family Services says it stands ready to provide the necessary assistance to affected persons, following the inclement weather which resulted in severe flooding in some parts of south Trinidad.
As a second responder, the Ministry says it is working closely with its key disaster stakeholders including the first responders – the ODPM, as well as the Ministry of Rural Development and Local Government’s Disaster Management Units (DMUs), to assess reported cases, so that assistance could be rendered.
When flood waters began rising at the Poodai Lagoon in Penal today, two teenage friends decided to use an inflatable bed to float down the flooded street.
But when the bed got a hole and sank, residents of Satnarine Trace and Ramsingh Trace mounted a manhunt believing that the teenagers had drowned.