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More flooding forecasted for Trinidad and Tobago as Tropical wave draws closer

EP-310209944.jpg&W=730&imageversion=ArticleA release from the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service has stated that this rainfall activity was due to the Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ).

They indicated, that weather conditions were as a result of a Tropical Wave located at approximately 250 Km east of Trinidad and Tobago. They further revealed that as the wave approaches, increasing cloudiness is anticipated as the morning progresses with light to moderate showers and the possible heavy/thundery downpour at times in varying localities.

The Meteorological Service warned that there would be moderate to severe street/flash flooding and strong bursts of gusty winds in excess of 45 km/h especially in thundershowers with landslides/landslips in elevated areas.

They stated that reports reaching the Meteorological Office indicated that some rivers and streams in Central Trinidad were swollen and could be brought to flood stage with additional heavy rainfall.

Residents in low-lying locations such as along the Caparo and Caroni River Basins have been advised by the Met office to stay on the alert for possible flooding.

Citizens were also advised to be vigilant and cautious as they conducted their activities while paying special attention to weather updates.

The Authority however advised that Trinidad and Tobago were not under any Tropical Storm Threat, Watch or Warning.

Meanwhile……

The National Operations Center said that they have received numerous calls from persons concerned about the inclement weather that has been affected Trinidad and Tobago.

Head of the NOC Commander Garvin Heera revealed that meetings have been held with various Emergency Response Teams and the NOC has been assured that all is in place to deal with any eventuality that may result from adverse conditions.

He made the comments while speaking to News Power Now a short while ago.

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He disclosed that there are plans to conduct patrols late today to confirm whether or not there have been increased flood levels.

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Head of the NOC Commander Garvin Heera.

 

 

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