WEATHER UPDATE: Riverine Flood Warning Orange in effect

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WEATHER UPDATE: Riverine Flood Warning Orange in effect

Riverine Flood Warning #3- Orange Level is still in effect, and will remain in effect until 6:00p.m this evening.

This, as parts of Penal and Siparia are still underwater and sources say the water levels have been rising since Wednesday’s heavy rainfall. This morning via a press release, the Office of the Prime Minister said that the Minister of Works, Rohan Sinanan, and the Minister of Rural Development and Local Government, Kazim Hosein, will join their respective teams in areas affected by the flood including Penal Rock Road, Barrackpore and Debe.

A report will be brought to Cabinet, following the Ministers’ visit, to determine the nature and the extent of further assistance for those who have been severely impacted by the floods.

Yesterday, Meteorologist Bhagwandeen Ramnath said that waters were expected to subside in some areas but there are reports that some persons are still battling the flood waters that have entered their compound, and their homes. The Ortorire river has overflown into some villages such as Cedar Grove and Mafeking Village, Mayaro. Residents are bracing for the worst since the rain has already begun in some parts of South and is expected to continue today.

The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service (TTMS) says partly cloudy to cloudy periods will interrupt sunshine with light to moderate showers in few areas. There is a 20 – 30% (low) chance for the afternoon heavy shower/thunderstorm in confined areas.

Night time will be mostly settled despite the odd overnight shower.

Gusty winds, street/flash flooding may accompany heavy showers/thunderstorms.

*Photo courtesy: Dexter Philip