The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management is advising all persons, especially those residing or traversing low-lying areas in southern Trinidad to be extra vigilant and to take the necessary actions to preserve life and property in light of the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Services’ Riverine Flood Alert #4 and Adverse Weather Alert #1.
It says that persons should monitor weather conditions as well as river levels and avoid intentionally wading or driving through flood waters.
A Weather Alert #1 – Yellow level was issued on Sunday to remain in effect till 8 p.m. Monday.
Speaking with News Power Now, Meteorologist Bhagwandeen Ramdath stated that the amount of rainfall initially expected will not materialize and as such the Weather Alert may be discontinued sometime during the course of the day on Monday, however, he said that rain and thundershowers are anticipated.
The Met Office has issued a Riverine Flood Alert #4 – Orange Level for parts of southern Trinidad till Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. Orange level means that you should prepare to safeguard yourself and your property.
It has advised that water levels are generally on the decrease but additional rainfall may exacerbate the current situation, especially in areas still experiencing some level of flooding.
However, the situation should begin to improve from Tuesday.