While residents in South Trinidad breathed a sigh of relief as the rains held up earlier today to allow for clean-up operations, it was a different story for a Moruga family whose home collapsed last night.
Earl Teesdale, 65, his wife Beverley, son and grandson had to crawl out of their home in St Mary's Village.
Members of the corporate community and citizens have been rushing to assist those affected by the flooding disasters in their own.
Yesterday KFC packed thousands of boxes of chicken meals to give to those affected in Caroni, St Helena, Piarco and La Horquetta.
The fast food giant has also been giving meals to first responders including fire officers, and police officers.
Contractor Junior Sammy has also been lending a hand as well.
Blue Waters has joined the relief efforts.
The company issue the following statement:
"In our efforts to support flood victims over the last couple of days, Blue Waters Products Limited has contributed over 5000 cases of bottled water to the flood relief efforts through different stakeholders including the Tunapuna Regional Corporation and by delivering to shelters in the affected areas.
The Zoological Society of Trinidad and Tobago has set up a collection centre at the Emperor Valley Zoo for those wishing to donate items to the flood victims.
The board of the ZSTT, management and staff say they are doing their part to provide the much-needed assistance to persons in need and welcome others who wish to join in helping our brothers and sisters in the flood-ravaged areas.
Police are seeking the urgent assistance of the public in locating 16-year-old Shaniel Peters.
Peters, of Hibiscus Drive, Petit Valley, was last seen around 7:30 am, on Wednesday.
She was reported missing to the Four Roads Police Station around 8 am on Thursday 18th October, 2018 by her father.
Shaniel is of mixed descent, 5 feet 4 inches tall, slim built, with a light brown complexion and a relaxed hairstyle.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Shaniel Peters is asked to contact the police at 999, 555, 911 or any police station or call 800-TIPS.
For the first time in years, Salmattie Garibsingh is looking forward to her birthday on November 4.
Garibsingh, who is blind and bedridden, was visited by officials from the Ministry of Social Development on Wednesday at her Arena Road, Freeport home.
Help came after Guardian Media highlighted her living conditions on Tuesday. She was promised three grants, one to complete her home, another to install electrical wiring and the third to furnish the house. She was also promised a food card and a new wheelchair.
The US$16,000 needed for baby Ky'Mani Thompson to receive specialised care in Miami came too late to save his eyesight.
His parents were given the sad news by doctors but one-year-old Ky'Mani will still be undergoing surgery at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami on October 24.
Finance Minister Colm Imbert and Works and Transport Minister Rohan Sinanan are being respectively invited by Naparima and Moruga residents to experience the “pleasure” of driving over two roads which residents want to rename in their honour the “Colm Imbert Boulevard” and the “Sinanan Drive.”
The roads—Garth Road, Piparo and Jaipaulsingh Road in Moruga— are said by councillors of each area to be the first and second worst roads in T&T.
Blind and bedridden, 62-year-old Salmattie Garibsingh wishes for the day when her home can be completed so she would not get soaked on her bed when it rains.
Speaking to Guardian Media at her Freeport home on Monday, Garibsingh said she has been blind for 21 years.
Her left leg was amputated 13 years ago and her right leg was amputated in 2016 due to complications from diabetes.
She lives with her husband Mahadeo Ragbir, 58 and their 23-year-old son Mitchell, who they affectionately call “Mitchie.”