The Ministry of Social Development and Family Services has distributed over 1,500 flood relief cheques.

The ministry said the distribution took place between October 19 to 30 at its Port-of-Spain head office.

The cheques were given to residents from Beetham, Penal/Debe, Sangre Grande, Kelly Village, Tunapuna/Piarco, Mayaro/Rio Claro, Santa Cruz, Siparia, San Juan/Barataria, Couva, Tabaquite/Talparo and Chaguanas regions who were all affected by flooding.

The ministry said the emergency distribution exercise came after large crowds of people converged at its office in early October following the close of the financial year.