Monday, January 22, 2018

Maria's tail stings T&T

...floods in south Trinidad

THE Might of Hurricane Maria has touched Trinidad with feeder bands from the system dumping heavy overnight rainfall and triggering floods in south Trinidad.

Residents of Cedros, parts of Point Fortin, Woodland, Barrackpore, Jhulai Trace and Penal Rock Road were affected by flooding early Tuesday morning.

 The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service has issued a weather advisory where is stated that citizens can expect “intermittent showers” and that there was a “medium chance some of these showers becoming heavy and thundery.”

Penal Rock Road resident Donna Hamilton said some people are trapped in their homes because of the raising waters.

“It's really bad here. I didn't bother to go to work because you can't come out and you don't know what that water have in it and where that water coming from. The rain has stopped now so the flooding will go down. We just have to wait and see,” she said.

Various municipal corporations have mobilised their disaster management teams and are out in the field assisting those affected.

Chairman of the Siparia Regional Corporation Dr Glenn Ramadharsingh said the flooding in Cedros is terrible and that the water levels are rising.