Thursday 6 August, 2020

Central and South Trinidad affected by major floods

Flood waters in T&T (FILE)

Flood waters in T&T (FILE)

Parts of Trinidad remain under floodwater after two days of sustained rainfall.

This has forced the Trinidad and Tobago Met Service to elevate its flood warning to an orange level alert as some areas, particularly in the southern region are submerged.

This warning remains in effect until 6pm on Friday.

The Caroni River, which is the island’s largest river system, is currently at maximum capacity and has flooded surrounding areas.

Areas in Central Trinidad are on the alert, including Kelly Village, St Helena, Las Lomas, Brazil, San Raphael and La Paille. 

In South Trinidad, several areas including Debe Main Road, Suchit Trace, Transfer Village, Digity Village, Clarke Road, Rochard Road, Syne Village, Woodland, and San Francique remained impassable up to Thursday morning.

Officials have had to evacuate 15 people from their homes so far.

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