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Unstable weather conditions cause street/flash flooding: Vigilance and caution are required over the next 6hrs!

Through its 12:30 p.m. Information Bulletin, the TT Meteorological Services has advised that both islands are currently being affected by local unstable conditions which are producing heavy/intense showers and isolated thundershowers coupled with gusty winds. Strong possibility that street/flash flooding will occur in areas that experience heavy downpour. These showery and thundery spells are expected to continue for the next four to six hours.

Flooding has already been experienced in parts of Port of Spain (Maraval Road, Tragarete Road, Nelson Street, South Quay, Old St Joseph Road, Independence Square, Maraval, parts of West Port of Spain. Heavy rainfall is also expected in parts of East Trinidad and South Trinidad. The ODPM, as the lead coordinator of emergencies and crises, has alerted the first responder agencies (TT Fire Service, TT Defence Force and the municipal corporations) so that immediate assistance can be rendered to areas that experience heavy downpour and inundation. The ODPM reminds all citizens that if they have been affected by this inclement weather, they must contact their municipal corporation or 800 6376.

Consequently, we continue to underscore the following:-

  • After heavy rainfall, stay inside until water levels have subsided and it is safe to venture outside.
  • Do not walk / drive through flood waters.
  • Be cautious when walking /driving along hillsides or landslide prone areas.

Trinidad and Tobago is NOT currently under any Tropical Storm threat, Watch or Warning. The TT Meteorological Services is monitoring this weather condition and will advise the ODPM if there is a drastic change.
 

Public Information Specialist
Public Information, Education and Community Outreach Unit
868 640 1285 ext 14240/ publicinformation@odpm.gov.tt

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