Saturday 26 September, 2020

Watch: Debris goes flying during gusty winds in Central Trinidad

Video footage showing strong winds and flash flooding were shared online after scattered showers took place in Central and South Trinidad on Monday.

A video shared by Amy Ramsawak quickly went viral online as video showed a whirlwind which picked up bits of debris including what appeared to be pieces of galvanised sheeting, which spun around in the air.


The video received over 1,100 shares online. 

Meanwhile, the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management (ODPM) urged caution after receiving reports of flash flooding in Edinburgh 500, Felicity and Chaguanas, as well as parts of South Trinidad including Santa Flora and Rancho Quemado. 

“More reports of street flooding in Edinburgh 500. One incident of household flooding in Cacandee Road Felicity and the vicinity of Endeavor Road Chaguanas. Also, one incident of household flooding in William Street Enterprise. Avoid walking or driving in flood waters.”

The Ministry of Rural Development and Local Government said the Chaguanas Disaster Management Unit residents of Endeavour Road who were affected by flooding and 20 sandbags were distributed.

Disaster Management Unit officials were en route to the Felicity area to respond to more reports of flooding.

Downed tree, power lines on North Coast Road

Meanwhile, drivers were urged to avoid the North Coast Road if possible after reports were received of a fallen tree and affected power lines near the pillars. 

The Trinidad and Tobago Weather Center shared a video showing a fallen tree and smoke along the North Coast Road, urging drivers to seek alternative routes. 

The public is urged to monitor the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service, the ODPM and Ministry of Rural Development and Local Government for updates. 

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