Friday 3 April, 2020

Riverine flood alert cancelled

A red alert for riverine flooding has been cancelled by the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service.

The Met Office reverted the status to green level in an update on Thursday as river levels were slowly subsiding after last weekend's heavy rains. 

The Met Office said water levels in the nation's main river courses are now below threshold values and these rivers are now in a contained state.

"There has been significant improvement over the last 24 hours and although some areas are still inundated - El Socorro South, Bamboo No. 1 and parts of the Manzanilla stretch - flood waters in these areas will continue to recede, as no significant rainfall is expected over the next several days," the Met Office said. 

The agency urged the public to assess safety concerns and have an evacuation plan prepared in the event of rising flood waters. 

Citizens are urged to continue to monitor official sources for information at www.metoffice.gov.tt or www.odpm.gov.tt. 

 

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