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Wednesday’s rains cause havoc in Eastern/ Central communities…


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After two hours of heavy thunderstorms from mid-morning yesterday, parts of Chaguanas, Curepe, St Augustine, Tunapuna and environs were under water.

The Caroni River and its tributaries were swollen and much of these areas were under water.

In Curepe, a few inches of water crossed the Southern Main Road at the junction of the Valsayn Intersection, causing traffic to back up across the Churchill Roosevelt Highway and heading south, back onto the Southern Main Road.

Off the Southern Main Road in Curepe, most of the major side streets were severely flooded, with up to four feet of water in some areas.

Cars were seen floating in the street with water up to the windows, and for close to an hour, teachers and pupils at the Curepe Government Primary School were marooned inside the building.

After the showers the waters ran off quickly, but not without leaving sludge and slime inches thick in yards, business places and on walls.