Tunapuna/Piarco Regional Corporation chairman Paul Leacock says he is organising to get relief supplies to officers of the Caroni Police Station, who have been cut off by flood waters.
He said he has received thousands of reports following the massive flooding caused by heavy rains in the last 48 hours.
Leacock was out with members of staff collecting relief items at the TPRC's office on Centenary Street hours ago.
He said the TPRC has arranged for food to be sent to stranded officers at the Caroni station.
"Right now we have a truck heading to Caroni Police Station to remove the special police dogs. Plus we have some officers who were not able to leave the station since last night, so we're trying to get some meals to them."
He said he was pleased with the response
"People like you have been walking off the street and donating to us, items that we could share with our burgesses who are definitely under pressure based on the impact of the inclement weather. So a lot of these are my members of staff and their relatives and friends who volunteered are out here," Leacock told Guardian Media.
However, Leacock admitted that relief work was delayed due to the slow runoff of water. He said in Greenville, this was particularly worrying as in some places it actually rose.
"We knew the water would take some time to run off, but it is actually increasing, it actual rising," said Leacock.
"In Greenville right where we thought the water was dropping, it started to rise up again."
Leacock said political scientist Professor John Le Guerre and Professor Ann-Marie Bissessar were among some of the people who had reported they were stranded in their homes. He said several businesses in the area offered assistance while the Cadet Mess offered to cook meals for those affected, while the Tunapuna Chamber of Commerce bought meals to provide to those in need.
SOURCE: TT GUARDIAN https://bit.ly/2OEYBkQ