Wednesday 20 November, 2019

Flooding reported as rainfall persists

Floods and fallen trees are being reported as heavy rains continue to plague much of Trinidad and Tobago. 

The Ministry of Rural Development and Local Government advised that low lying areas such as El Carmen, Kelly Village, St. Helena, and Madras Road were impassable on Friday night. 

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The Office of Disaster Preparedness said most impacted areas are: Las Lomas, South of Welcome Road, Paul Trace-Sangre Grande, Gopaul Lands-Marabella, Mc Bean, Orange Field, Freeport Mission Road, Roopland Avenue-Corinth, Scale Road, Kent Street, Webb Street, Garth Road-Williamsville, Oropouche River Road, Biche, Mafeking Village, Poui Trace-Barrackpore, M1 Tasker Road-Princes Town, Western Trace, St. Mary’s Village and La Ruffin Moruga.

Landslips and landslides have been reported on the North Coast Road, La Canoa Road, Cunjal Road and Third Company Village.

Citizens are asked to avoid the commute along the North Coast Road due to continuous landslips and intermittent road closures in the area.

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The area is open to residents of Maracas and surroundings only at this time.

The Minister of Works toured the area to assess the situation on Friday. Residents in Maracas to Blanchisseuse have also reported a lack of electricity which T&TEC is currently working on restoring. 

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