Stormy weather on Wednesday caused chaos in several areas of Morvant.
Trees and lightpoles fell, roofs blew off and teams of firefighters and T&TEC personnel had to be called out.
After 12 noon, a tree fell on the power and utility lines on Hirondelle Street. Residents told Newsday that the old tree destroyed two lightpoles and the cables fell on a car that was parked underneath them.
“I was at a friend's house waiting for the rain to stop to leave, but suddenly I heard the creaking of a tree and everything fell apart,” said Kenneth Mc Letchie, owner of the car.
But after a quick inspection, the car seemed undamaged.
The tree and the cables covered the entire street, blocking it. A water line also broke.
Minutes later, three T&TEC teams and Morvant fire services arrived, They used cutlasses and saws to cut the tree, lift the cables and reconnect them.
Another resident said more old trees needed to be cut: "There are many that are about to fall as well."
At the corner of Eastern Main Road and Old St Joseph Road in Morvant, opposite the entrance to the Fernandes Compound, half the roof of the Hummingbird Bar broke off and blew away, obstructing traffic for more than two hours.
"After lunch we had problems – the roof of the second floor was destroyed and the electricity went. We were in darkness inside the bar, because the ceiling fell on a pole in the street," said Krystal Grant.
Crews from T&TEC came to do electrical repairs.