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Clean up efforts continue this morning: more rainfall is also expected this afternoon

Update on clean up efforts (Today – Tuesday October 19)

  • Clean up efforts continue on South Quay / Old St Joseph Road / Abattoir Road (Port of Spain) and parts of Woodbrook and Maraval
  • Crews from the CEPEP along with POS City Corporation / San Juan - Laventille Regional Corporation are in the affected areas to conduct these clean up efforts.
  • The Public Health Inspectors from the Ministry of Health are spraying the areas where heavy inundation occurred.

Today’s Advisory

Through its 11:15 a.m. Information Bulletin, the TT Meteorological Services has advised that there is the strong possibility that both islands (primarily Trinidad) will experience heavy showers and the isolated thundershower coupled with gusty winds. Street/flash flooding can occur in areas that experience heavy downpour and small river courses may be easily inundated. Landslides are also likely in areas so prone.

The ODPM, as the lead coordinator of emergencies and crises, has already placed the first responder agencies (TT Fire Service, TT Defence Force and the municipal corporations) on alert so that immediate assistance can be rendered to areas that may experience heavy downpour and inundation. (High tide is estimated at 2: 07 p.m.) The ODPM reminds all citizens that if they have been affected by this inclement weather, they must contact their municipal corporation or 800 6376.

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/


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