Wednesday 1 April, 2020

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

 800-DMRC (3672)


San Juan/Laventille Regional Corporation

 800-SLRC (7572)


Arima Borough Corporation

800-2ABC (2222)


Tunapuna/Piarco Regional Corporation

800-TPRC (8772)


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-PFCB (7322)


San Fernando City Corporation

800-SCDU (7238)


Penal/Debe Regional Corporation

800-PDRC (7372)


Siparia Regional Corporation

800-4SRC (4772)

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