TEMA conducts damage assessment

TEMA conducted Preliminary Damage Assessments during and immediately after the storm, and a Damage Assessment and Needs Analysis (DANA) on the incidents after Tropical Storm Bret, on June 21.

TEMA said the activity was part of a unified response for disaster relief and disaster management led by TEMA, along with Division of Infrastructure, Quarries and the Environment; Division of Health, Wellness and Family Development; and Division of Settlements, Urban Renewal and Public Utilities.

As a result of these assessments,TEMA was able to determine the impact and magnitude of damage to life and property, and the needs of individuals, businesses, the public sector and the community as a whole.

TEMA said estimates to date show there were thirty 30 incidents in 15 areas across the isle, with one injury that resulted in hospitalisation.

Incidents as a result of Tropical Storm Bret included: collapsed structures,two;14 fallen trees; one landslide; five reports of roof damage; one commercial roof damage; one tree threatening property; one fallen boundary wall; three downed utility lines; one downed utility pole; one report of power loss.

The 15 areas affected by Tropical Storm Bret included: Belle Garden; Betsy’s Hope; Buccoo; Canaan; Canoe Bay; Darrel Spring; Delaford; Friendsfield; Lowlands; Moriah; Patience Hill; Providence Road; Scarborough, Signal Hill; and Union Village.

TEMA said there were 17 active shelters and community centres during Tropical Storm Bret, which housed 13 persons during the storm.

Additionally, four health centres in Charlotteville, Delaford, Parlatuvier, and Scarborough were opened during hours of activation.

TEMA said they led relief efforts by providing emergency relief grocery items, while the Tobago Chamber of Commerce and the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service pledged to provide emergency relief items, and Habitat for Humanity pledged to assist with rebuilding vulnerable homes and assisting families.


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