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Heavy rainfall affecting several areas in Trinidad and Tobago

Heavy rainfall caused by the Inter Tropical Convergence Zone has caused severe flooding in several areas of Trinidad. Areas presently affected are:

In East Trinidad

  • Parts of Maloney Gardens
  • Parts of La Horquetta
  • Richard Trace, Arima
  • Carapo

In South Trinidad

  • Tarouba
  • Golconda
  • Sobo Village
  • Rooplal Avenue
  • St Joseph Village
  • Bel Air Extension
  • La Romain Extension
  • Victoria Village Palmiste
  • Coconut Drive, Palmiste
  • Princes Town
  • Gasparillo
  • Vistabella
  • Parts of San Fernando
  • Point Fortin
  • La Brea

In West Trinidad

  • Dead Man’s Drain, Diego Martin

Preliminary reports reaching the ODPM indicate that the Cipero River has over-spilled its banks affecting the surrounding communities. Victims are being evacuated by the Trinidad and Tobago Fire Service to Skinner’s Park and then to shelters. The PTSC will be providing the much needed transportation.

Additionally, the Trinidad and Tobago Fire Service is in the process of evacuating persons from the affected areas. The Regional Corporation has also been alerted to open shelters to house persons who are affected by the overtopping of the Cipero River.

The ODPM, in its role as the coordinator and manager of crises and emergencies has already alerted all first responder agencies so that immediate assistance can be rendered to the affected persons.

We continue to remind citizens that if they are impacted by any hazard, they must contact their municipal corporation or the ODPM at 800 – ODPM (6376) immediately so that their report can be actioned.

The ODPM continues to remind citizens of the following:-

  • Be extra vigilant and cautious at this time
  • Elevate valuables and place important documents in sealed containers or bags
  • Look out for collapsed pavements and fallen rocks
  • Do not walk / drive through flood waters


We continue to underscore that Trinidad and Tobago is not under any Tropical Storm threat, watch or warning.

Further information will be provided as soon as it becomes available.

Contact:

Public Information Specialist
868 486 8251 / publicinformation@odpm.gov.tt

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