Bahamians in T&T safe after severe flooding

Bahamians in T&T safe after severe flooding

On the heels of reports of severe flooding in Trinidad and Tobago this past weekend, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Bahamians students living on the twin island are safe and they will continue to monitor the situation.

“The ministry has made contact today with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Trinidad and Tobago, and has learned that there continues to be heavy rainfall. While there has been widespread damage to property, roads and infrastructure, there have been no reported deaths,” outlined a statement issued Tuesday from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The ministry said it has also been monitoring information from the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA).

CARICOM, the statement said, is awaiting CDEMA’s assessment of the extent of the damage, which will allow a determination to be made about the support to be provided to Trinidad and Tobago.

“The Bahamas’ Honorary Consul in Trinidad and Tobago, Monica Davis, has indicated that Bahamians are okay.  Davis has also made contact with the President of the Bahamian Student Association, who has reported that Bahamian students are safe,” the statement outlined.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the government and the people of Trinidad and Tobago at this difficult time.”

The ministry said it will continue to monitor the situation and report to the Bahamian public if there are any new developments.