Some of the damage caused by Tuesday’s stormy weather, to several properties in the Caroni East constituency. (Images courtesy the Office of the Member of Parliament for Caroni East)

More than 20 homes in the Caroni East electoral constituency lost their roofs during the heavy rainfall and strong winds at mid-afternoon on Tuesday.

A report from the Office of the Member of Parliament for Caroni East, states that the affected houses are at St. Helena, Kelly Village, Madras Road, Ragoonanan Road and at Hin Kin Street in Cunupia—areas that were the worst-hit during yesterday’s thundershowers and gusty winds.

Caroni East MP, Dr Rishad Seecheran, is calling on “the corporate community and other well-wishers to assist the distressed residents” as “further aid is being sought to undertake repairs to the affected houses”.

The Caroni East MP also notes that regional corporations serving the constituency were instrumental in providing critical disaster relief.

“I am pleased to report that assistance was received in the form of tarpaulin, mattresses, galvanise, lumber and food supplies in order that the residents could continue to occupy their respective homes,” he says in the release.

The MP’s Office reports that the Tunapuna-Piarco Regional Corporation was instrumental in removing at least two fallen trees, which had been downed by the stormy weather.

Dr Seecheran stated: “I would like to thank the Disaster Management Units of Tunapuna-Piarco Regional Corporation and Couva-Tabaquite-Talparo Regional Corporation, Chairman Henry Awong CTTRC, Mayor Faaiq Mohammed and Chaguanas Borough Corporation for their prompt and effective responses.”