Tropical Storm Bret degenerates into a Tropical Wave while assessments are ongoing in Trinidad and Tobago.


According to the National Hurricane Center, Miami Florida, as at 5:00pm (AST) Tuesday June 20, 2017, the remnants of Bret were located near latitude 12.0 North, longitude 67.3 West. The remnants are rapidly moving toward the west-northwest near 22 mph (35 km/h), and this motion will continue during the next day or so.


Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph (65 km/h) with higher gusts. These winds are associated with squalls to the north of the center. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 115 miles (185 km) to the north of the center.


The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management (ODPM) reported that they are still in the process of undertaking the national level damage assessments and needs identification.

  • The NEOC is still activated
  • Flooding: Riverine flooding is more prolonged and widespread. A Riverine Flood Alert is in effect until 1800hrs today June 21, 2017
  • Casualties: None reported
  • Airports: Both airports are fully operational
  • Shelters: None open
  • Assessments: All Disaster Management Units (DMUs) are currently engaged in conducting Initial Damage Assessment (IDA) in their respective areas.
  • Water: 95% back in operation. 5% still out of water service; estimated 24 hours to rectify issue of turbidity.
  • Electricity: Supply is being restored. Some outages remain in Eastern, Northern and Southern areas.

Updated Summary on Damage throughout the 14 Municipal Corporations:

Incident Type No. of Incidents
Flooding 549
Fallen Trees 309
Landslides 62
Blown Off Roof 407
Power Outage 37
Cesspit Flooded 6
Blocked Roadways 9


Needs are being assessed. Damage Assessment and Needs Analysis (DANA) assistance may be required.


The Regional Response Mechanism (RRM) including the response specialised teams remain on standby to provide assistance, should a request is made. The CDEMA CU and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will convene a final meeting of the Eastern Caribbean Development Partner Group – Disaster Management (ECDPG-DM) tomorrow, Thursday June 22, 2017.

CDEMA CU continues to monitor the situation and will provide updates as necessary.

CONTACT DETAILS: The CDEMA CU 24-hour contact number 1(246) 434-4880