Although it has not experienced the type of flooding being witnessed in Trinidad, Tobago has not spared by the current bad weather affecting the two islands since Wednesday.
Caribbean Airlines has issued an advisory cancelling flights between both islands due to poor visibility created by the rains and flooding around the Piarco International Airport. Passengers had, however, been able to get flights from Trinidad to Tobago earlier today before the flood waters rose higher.
The waters around Tobago have also turned brown with the high level of mud that has been washed into the sea from the hillsides during heavy rainfall overnight and into today.
At Parlatuvier, fishermen had to pool resources to rescue a boat that was washed from the river bank into the sea. At Bloody Bay, the much anticipated Blue Food Festival activities for today were also cancelled although participants in the Curry Duck Competition had already started cooking.
From left, Cpl Darren Henry, PC Michael Moses and PC Colin Simon were busy cooking their curry duck pot during the Blue Food Festival before it was cancelled for the day.
Tobago Festivals Committee chairman George Leacock said he was hopeful things will improve for tomorrow. He said some of the roads would have been impassable from Roxborough due to the bad weather and some resulting landslides.
"This is something that is nationwide, we have some performers from Trinidad and we understand that the airport is closed," he said,
The Festivals Commission, via their Facebook page, advised that the event had been cancelled and an announcement would be made regarding tomorrow’s events.
But residents have also been affected by the bad weather.
Hyacinth Moore-Thomas, 58, who lives on the banks of the river at Parlatuvier, said today's rainfall was the worst she had ever seen. More importantly, she is now fearful her home may be in danger.
Moore-Thomas said the banks of the river had been caving in for some time and she had appealed to the relevant authorities for help to no avail. She said the problem grew today after the rains washed away part of the land that is inches away from her foundation.
Hyacinth Moore-Thomas shows the area where the land near her home was washed away by flood waters earlier today.
The rivers in Tobago have also overflowed in Courland and Englishman's Bay
During Guardian Media's visit along the North Side Road to Bloody Bay earlier several landslides were observed.
Tobago Emergency Management Authority (TEMA) director Alan Stewart advised people to stay off the roads of Tobago's North Coast and the Windward Road. He said TEMA received six reports of incidents between yesterday and today, including a blocked road at Bacolet near the Health Centre caused by a fallen tree that was later cleared by TEMA.
At Black Rock, rising flood waters threatened the safety of a family in that area, after the rough seas created a sand dome that caused water to back up. At Whim Crescent, a landslide threatened a house under construction.
Stewart said Tobago is not out of the woods and urged Tobagonians to download the Zello app to communicate with relief agencies like TEMA and REACT.
He urged persons to be extremely vigilant for slope failures that can result in lampposts and falling trees.
"If you know that your property is in an area subjected to flooding then you should take the necessary steps to move your articles to higher ground and do the necessary as creating dykes to prevent your property from water," he said.
Stewart said T&T was not yet out of the woods since this was the height of the hurricane season.