Friday 19 July, 2019

Met Office issues Riverine Flooding Alert - Orange Level

Citizens are advised of a Riverine Flooding Alert - Orange Level, from Thursday at 10:30 am to Friday at 6:00 pm throughout Trinidad and Tobago as a result of continued rainfall across the country.

The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service issued an Orange Level alert on Thursday morning, saying river levels continue to rise as a result of showers over Wednesday night into Thursday morning. 

"River levels are currently near threshold values in some parts, especially along the Caroni basin and minor flooding has commenced in certain regions as well."

"Rainfall is still in the forecast and the river levels are gradually rising which can become exacerbated around high tide times. Therefore, a high risk to public safety, livelihoods and property exists in these areas."

 

The Met Office added that additional rainfall is forecast and river levels are gradually rising which can become exacerbated around high tides.

Therefore a high risk to public safety, livelihoods, and properties exists in these areas.

Flooding was reported across Trinidad including Vega de Oropouche, Sangre Grande, Barrackpore, La Seiva Road, Navet Village, Penal Rock Road, Debe, San Francique, Cedros, Manuel Congo, Gonzales Village, Guapo, Egypt Village, Arima, and Valencia. 

Several rivers reportedly breached their banks including the Arima River near Manuel Congo, Foster Road River, Marabella River, Cipero River, and the Caroni River was reportedly close to threshold capacity.

Please monitor conditions by following the Met Office on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TTMetService/ and on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TTMetOffice

Here is a list of emergency contact numbers:

REGIONAL CORPORATION HOTLINE NUMBERS

Diego Martin Regional Corporation: 800-DMRC (3672)

San Juan/Laventille Regional Corporation: 800-SLRC (7572)

Arima Borough Corporation: 800-2ABC (2222)

Tunapuna/Piarco Regional Corporation: 800-TPRC (8272)

Port-of-Spain City Corporation: 800-PSCC (7722)

Sangre Grande Regional Corporation: 800-SGRC (7472)

Chaguanas Borough Corporation: 800-DCBC (3222)

Couva/Tabaquite/Talparo Regional Corporation: 800-CTTC (2882)

Mayaro/Rio Claro Regional Corporation: 800-4MRC (4672)

Princes Town Regional Corporation: 800-PTRC (7872)

Point Fortin Borough Corporation: 800-PFBC (7322)

San Fernando City Corporation: 800-SCDU (7238)

Penal/Debe Regional Corporation: 800-PDRC (7372)

Siparia Regional Corporation: 800-4SRC (4772)

ODPM: 511

TEMA (Tobago Emergency Management Agency): 211

Coast Guard: 634-4440

Fire: 990

Ambulance: 811

Police: 999, 555

Ambulance: 811

 

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