Watch: Flash flooding reported in South Trinidad
Update 3:55 pm, July 17, 2019:
The Ministry of Rural Development and Local Government said flash flooding which occurred as a result of heavy rains in South Trinidad has begun to subside.
The Ministry said at 3:46 pm that according to reports from the Disaster Management Unit of the San Fernando City Corporation flash flooding had subsided.
Several videos surfaced of flash flooding in parts of South Trinidad around midday on Wednesday.
The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service warned of heavy rains and a possible thunderstorm as a tropical wave and ITCZ were scheduled to pass over the country on Wednesday.
Video footage showed flash flooding in parts of South Trinidad. Persons who shared the video on social media identified areas including Union Hall, Duncan Village, Marabella, Gasparillo and Debe.
"Periods of rainfall and thunderstorm activity are expected to spread across various parts of T&T over the next few hours and gradually settle by evening," the Met Office said in an update on Wednesday.
Citizens are urged to remain safely indoors during periods of heavy rainfall and/or flash flooding and to contact their Disaster Management Units if needed.
The public is also urged to monitor official updates from the Met Office.
Emergency numbers are as follows:
Regional Corporation Disaster Management Units
Diego Martin Regional Corporation
San Juan/Laventille Regional Corporation
Arima Borough Corporation
Tunapuna/Piarco Regional Corporation
Port-of-Spain City Corporation
Sangre Grande Regional Corporation
Chaguanas Borough Corporation
Couva/Tabaquite/Talparo Regional Corporation
Mayaro/Rio Claro Regional Corporation
Princes Town Regional Corporation
Point Fortin Borough Corporation
San Fernando City Corporation
Penal/Debe Regional Corporation
Siparia Regional Corporation