The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service (TTMS) has discontinued the Adverse Weather Alert/YELLOW Level but is keeping the Riverine Flooding Alert/ORANGE Level active until Wednesday.
It also warns of the possibility of continued flooding activity and landslips as more rain is expected today.
“The threat of adverse impactful weather is substantially diminished,” the Met Service wrote in its 9:30 advisory on the Adverse Weather Alert discontinuation.
“Few afternoon showers are still expected, with a chance of the isolated thunderstorm affecting a few areas,” it noted. “This activity can compound flooding in already affected areas. Soils are still very saturated, and landslips/landslides are still possible in areas so prone.”
However, the Riverine Flooding Alert is being kept active a while longer, for communities surrounding major and minor rivers and their tributaries.
“Some river levels across Trinidad are on a very slow decline with others remaining near full capacity. Runoff is slow due to saturated soils and any additional rainfall will cause further delay. Some impacted communities are still at moderate to high risk of adverse impact,” the Met Service explains.
It adds: “Water levels are expected to decrease in most areas slowly but persistently. Note, though, that run off will also be slower at high tide, which will be at 8:30 pm (Tuesday 29th November 2022), and 9:54 am (Wednesday 30th November 2022).”
Members of the public are urged to:
● Monitor weather conditions and river levels before venturing out.
● Avoid areas with flood waters. DO NOT wade or drive through flood waters.
● Monitor updates from official sources and plan safety measures, including emergency supplies of food and water.
● Follow the instructions of government officials.
More information can be obtained at the Met Service website (www.metoffice.gov.tt/), and the ODPM website (www.odpm.gov.tt), as well as from their respective social media pages.