All 14 Disaster Management Units remain on high alert and continue to assist people who may be trapped in their homes due to flooding or landslides.
Earlier today, field officers from the respective DMUs visited critical areas that were reportedly affected following widespread flooding of several rivers stretching from Matelot in the northeast to Mayaro, to conduct damage assessments and distributing relief items as quickly as possible.
Seasonal rainfall occasioned by an active Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) and a tropical wave has caused rainfall to affect roughly 80 per cent of Trinidad and Tobago, a statement from the Ministry of Rural Development and Local Government said.
Citizens are kindly asked to remain vigilant and exercise caution when traversing the nation’s roadways, especially in low lying areas and mountainous routes that may be prone to landslides.
* Tumpuna Road leading to San Raphael is flooded and currently impassable. Citizens are asked to seek alternate routes;
* Landslides have affected the Matura Road;
* Grande Riviere River and Shark River have breached their banks;
* Plum Mitan and Biche is currently flooded and impassable to vehicular traffic at this time;
* M1 Tasker Road, Brothers Settlement and Garth Road, Williamsville;
* Woodland, Batchiya Village, Aquart Village, Penal Rock Road, Clarke Road, Lowkie Trace and parts of Lachoos Road;
* Madrass Road, Southern Main Road, Caroni Southbank Road, Piarco Bypass Road, Endeavour Road, Caroni Savannah Road in the Caroni area;
* Sunrise Park, Trincity;
* Kent Street, Williamsville and Bois Jean Jean Main Road, Moruga;
* Poole Valley, Cunapo Southern Main Road, Union Village, in the Poole District;
* Mafeking, Naparima Mayaro Main Road in the Mayaro District;
* Churchill Roosevelt Highway between Orange Grove Road and O’meara Road, Arima;
* St. Helena By-Pass Road is currently impassable
* EMR in the vicinity of the Detention Centre and Thomas Trace, Arouca