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Heavy rainfall causes flooding across Trinidad August 8

Category: Transportation

Severity: 2 (Low)

Source: Drum Cussac

08/09/2020 (Trinidad and Tobago) - Heavy rains occurring between Friday, August 7, and Saturday, August 8, have produced flash flooding across Trinidad. Among the worst affected areas are Barrackpore, Penal, and Debein Penal-Debe region, where a number of roads have been inundated. Flash flooding was also reported in Diego Martinon Friday. Although flooding has predominantly affected roads, authorities have received reports of residential flooding in Caroni, and at least one structure has collapsed in Calvary. Localized landslides and fallen trees have reportedly blocked a number of roads. The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service (TTMS) has warned of the potential for flooding in low-lying areas along the course of the Caroni River. A riverine flood alert was issued on Saturday and remains in place until 18:00 (local time) on Sunday, August 9. No injuries or fatalities have been reported in connection with the incidents. An adverse weather alert remains in place for Trinidad and Tobago.

Those in Trinidad and Tobago are advised to monitor local weather reports in the near term, adhere to instructions issued by local authorities, anticipate power and transportation disruptions, and avoid wading or driving through floodwater.

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