Response to the passage of Hurricane Irma
8 September 2017
PORT OF SPAIN:
The Honourable Stuart Young, Ag. Minister of Foreign and CARICOM Affairs and Ag. Minister of National Security, convened a meeting of key stakeholders to address the impact of and response to the passage of Hurricane Irma. Attendees included representatives of the following entities:-
- Ministry of
Foreign and CARICOM Affairs
- Ministry of National Security:
- Defence Force
- Immigration Division
- Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management (ODPM)
- Caribbean Airlines Limited
Discussions at the meeting focussed on:
mechanisms for providing assistance to Trinidad and Tobago nationals currently
located in the affected territories.
assistance by Trinidad and Tobago.
- Trinidad and
Tobago’s supporting role in the regional response - the ODPM, as a partner
within the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), has
identified persons to form part of a Rapid Needs Assessment Team and an Operational Support Team. The Trinidad
and Tobago Defence Force (TTDF), as a supporting agency, has also readied
personnel and other assets.
of efforts by members of the public desirous of providing assistance.
Nationals and or their family members in the affected territories are reminded to forward the following information to the Ministry of Foreign and CARICOM Affairs to email@example.com. Contact can also be made via telephone to 868-715-2154:
• Dates of Birth
• Passport bio-data
• Contact information
PROVISION OF ASSISTANCE
Individuals and organisations wishing to provide assistance to affected countries should contact the Office of the Disaster Preparedness and Management (ODPM), the coordinating agency, via telephone at emergency number 511 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ministry of Foreign and CARICOM Affairs
Click to view official media release- Response to Hurricane Irma