Met Service: Trinidad & Tobago Continues To Be Affected by Unstable Weather Conditions

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Met Service: Trinidad & Tobago Continues To Be Affected by Unstable Weather Conditions

The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service says at present Trinidad and Tobago is being affected by unstable weather conditions including periods of heavy rainfall with strong gusty winds in excess of 55km/hr.

It says Trinidad has experienced episodes of street and flash flooding and river and riverine breaches are being actively monitored.

A media release from the Ministry of Rural Development and Local Government says all Municipal Police are in the field providing live on-site confirmation updates.

The release pointed to the impact of the run off of water by High Tide at 1:30pm today.

The Minister of Rural Development and Local Government, Faris Al-Rawi, conferred with Government Agencies, as well as through RDLG’s Disaster Management Units to all 14 Municipal Corporations. 

The Ministry also coordinated with WASA, T&TEC, Trinidad and Tobago Defense Force, Trinidad and Tobago Municipal Police Service, National Quarries Company Limited and SWMCOL.

A call to all agencies and response bodies was made to engage all preparatory and relief procedures for the current adverse weather conditions.

Reports of flash flooding in areas have been received and the relevant bodies have been deployed to address accordingly. 

Motorists are asked to exercise extreme precaution on roadways.

Members of the public are encouraged to reach out and communicate with the DMUs of all 14 Corporations to report flooding, request for relief and other issues that may lead to blockage of roadways and water courses and/or which may pose a risk to life and property.

Members of the public are also reminded to approach their respective Corporations for distribution of sandbags if necessary.