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Trinidad and Tobago still affected by heavy rainfall

In its most recent bulletin, the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service indicated that Trinidad and Tobago is still being affected by the Inter Tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) which is causing overcast showers and heavy thundershowers. Gusty winds accompanied by street /flash flooding are possible in areas of heavy downpour. Discharges from thunderstorm activity are also likely.

Water levels in the main rivers remain contained at this time. However, if continued rainfall persists, there is the chance of overspill. Consequently, citizens in general and those living in the vicinity of the Caroni River Basin are asked to be on the alert for increasing river waters and possible overspill.

The ODPM, in its role as the coordinator and manager of crises and emergencies, has already alerted the first responder agencies so that assistance can be rendered. The National Emergency Operations Centre of the ODPM has been activated to coordinate emergency relief and response to those affected. Thus far, reports of flooding have been received from Princes Town, Gasparillo, Vistabella and parts of San Fernando.

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 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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