Call for Corporate Trinidad and volunteers to assist with bringing relief

Minister of Rural Development and Local Government Kazim Hosein assists with securing livestock in a flood-affected area this weekend.

October 23, 2017: Due to the recent inclement weather, a number of low-lying areas across the country have been severely affected resulting in the loss of household items, crops and other basic amenities.

Minister Haji Kazim Hosein has been in communication with the Senior Disaster Management Coordinator, Mr. Rishi Siew and assures the public that relief efforts have been coordinated saying, “All 14 Disaster Management Hotlines have been activated and citizens are advised to make full use of this service in areas where there are severe flooding. We at the Ministry will continue to work arduously with all local government practitioners and volunteers to ensure that help reaches to every citizen in need at this time. I would like to urge all Volunteer groups and citizens to be their brothers’ keepers and assist in any way that they can, in the spirit of volunteerism.”

The National Volunteer Network Coordinator, Mr. Matthew Kailah under the guidance of the Ministry of Rural Development and Local Government is making a call for all Volunteers from the 14 Municipal Corporations to come out and lend a helping hand as we assess the damages caused by heavy rainfall over the past few days in high prone areas. Citizens who are interested in volunteering their services can contact the National Volunteer Network Coordinator at 314-6481 or feel free to contact your respective Municipal Corporations.  

Senior Disaster Management Coordinator, Mr. Rishi Siew advises the public saying, “Persons are cautioned when traversing areas that have flooded. The Ministry advises that all persons using the Piarco by-pass, Navet Road, Dow Village, Carapo Main Road,  Mafeking in the Cleaver Woods area, the Mayaro/Manzanilla and Woodland area seek alternatives routes as these roads have become impassable due to the extensive levels of water on the roadways. Commuters are also advised to exercise caution when navigating the Mosquito Creek roadways. The Ministry is currently monitoring the weather conditions that are moving over the island at this time in order to mobilize and execute any response necessary.”

Citizens are also encouraged to take note of the Toll-Free 24/7 Disaster Hotline for their respective municipality and add it to their list of numbers to call for a first responder in an emergency situation which requires disaster relief. 

The hotline numbers are as follows:



Diego Martin Regional Corporation

800-DMRC (3672)

San Juan/Laventille Regional Corporation

800-SLRC (7572)

Arima Borough Corporation

800-2ABC (2222)

Tunapuna/Piarco Regional Corporation

800-TPRC (8272)

Port-of-Spain City Corporation

800-PSCC (7722)

Sangre Grande Regional Corporation

800-SGRC (7472)

Chaguanas Borough Corporation

800-DCBC (3222)

Couva/Tabaquite/Talparo Regional Corporation

800-CTTC (2882)

Mayaro/Rio Claro Regional Corporation

800-4MRC (4672)

Princes Town Regional Corporation

800-PTRC (7872)

Point Fortin Borough Corporation

800-PFBC (7322)

San Fernando City Corporation

800-SCDU (7238)

Penal/Debe Regional Corporation

800-PDRC (7372)

Siparia Regional Corporation

800-4SRC (4772)


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