Monday 9 December, 2019

Watch: Showers lead to flash flooding in South Trinidad

Photo courtesy Penal/Debe Councillor Shanty Boodram.

Photo courtesy Penal/Debe Councillor Shanty Boodram.

Heavy showers on Friday lead to flash flooding in parts of south Trinidad.

Video footage shared to social media showed flash flooding along the SS Erin Road, Debe.

(Video courtesy the Penal/Debe Regional Corporation)

 

According to the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service, a medium chance of showers had been forecast throughout the day.

In an update on Friday afternoon, the Met Service said intense thunderstorm activity was ongoing.

Update (2:53 pm): Intense thunderstorm activity is ongoing over parts of SW Trinidad. Isolated showers are also being seen across other parts of Trinidad as well. This intense activity is expected to settle within the next 30 - 60 mins,” the Met Office said.

Local weather website Trinidad and Tobago Weather Centre said street and flash flooding was reported across parts of San Fernando, Union Village, Debe and environs.

Penal/Debe Councillor Shanty Boodrom confirmed to Loop News that flash flooding was ongoing in Charlo Village.

Last month, showers in the capital and parts of North Trinidad caused traffic and delays.

The public is advised to check with the Met Office prior to any journeys and to avoid flood-prone areas during bouts of heavy rainfall.

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