The gusty winds which accompanied heavy showers on Wednesday, July 29 damaged the roof of the Maraval RC Primary School. Consequently, some classrooms were inundated with rain.
This was the result of a tropical cyclone which uprooted trees, ripped off roofs and caused flash flooding in east and central Trinidad. There were no staff and pupils on the compound of the school because it was closed July 24 after a pupil tested positive for COVID-19.
The principal was notified by residents that part of the roof had blown off and she subsequently notified parish priest manager Fr Ronald Mendes CSSp and Education Ministry officials including someone from the Educational Facilities Planning & Procurement Division (EFPPD).