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Thursday 18 January 2018

Met office discontinues flood alert

A businessplace in Maraval flooded out yesterday following hours of heavy rainfall.

As many residents in North Trinidad woke up to heavy rain, the Meteorological Service of TT early this morning discontinued its riverine flood alert.

Duty meteorologist Paula Wellington said there had been a decrease in rainfall activity over the last six to eight hours and reports from the Water Resources Agency indicate that water levels in the nation’s major rivers are decreasing.

“Though we expect occasional showers today, the run-off should not significantly impact the water levels in the major rivers and watercourses,” Wellington said in the Met Office’s 6.13 am Flood Bulletin.

Citizens are asked to continue be on the vigilant especially in flood prone areas.

The Met Office maintained that Trinidad and Tobago was not under any Tropical Storm threat, watch or warning at this time and will continue to monitor the weather situation.

While up to an hour ago there were no reports of flooding, commuters reported heavy traffic in the Santa Cruz and Maraval areas as heavy machinery are on site clearing debris left over from last evening’s heavy rains and flooding.


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