Sunday 20 October, 2019

Update: Met Office discontinues riverine flood warning

Diego Martin River

Diego Martin River

Update September 25, 2019: 

A riverine flood warning which was issued by the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service has since been discontinued. 

Although some flooding is still present, the Met Office said the waters are receding. 

"River levels have gradually decreased over the last 24 hours, resulting in the discontinuation of the riverine flood warning. Some areas are still inundated and floodwaters will continue to recede as no significant rainfall is expected over the next few days."

The public is urged to continue to monitor updates from Met Office at www.metoffice.gov.tt.

For additional information visit www.odpm.gov.tt

 

Original story:

The Met Office has issued a Riverine Flood Warning, as river levels are currently near threshold values and further rainfall is expected.

It took effect from 3pm on Sunday and is expected to end at 4pm on Monday.

Riverine Flooding is a significant threat for areas near major river courses and tributaries.

The Met Office said in areas prone to riverine flooding may become inundated and access restricted.

Persons are urged to finalize preparations to protect lives, livelihoods and property.

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