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Tsunami warning a hoax

Dec. 6, 2016, 6:3 PM AST Comments

The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management issued a statement on their official Facebook page to refute claims of a Tsunami warning issued for Trinidad after the 6.1 magnitude earthquake that struck at approximately 5:42pm.

Brasso Seco battered

Dec. 2, 2016, 9:29 AM AST Comments

By Carolyn Kissoon - The destruction caused by strong winds and thunder showers on Wednesday was not isolated to villages in the northeast Trinidad. The village of Brasso Seco/Paria located in the heart of the northern range was also ravaged by landslides, uprooted trees and flooding.

Riverine flood alert issued for Trinidad

Nov. 25, 2016, 4:54 PM AST Comments

The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service continues its RIVERINE FLOOD ALERT for Trinidad. There has been a decrease in rainfall activity associated with the Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) over the last 4-6 hours.

Don't fear the snake: It's harmless

Oct. 7, 2016, 10:41 AM AST Comments

A seven foot long boa constrictor seen slithering through Palmiste Park, San Fernando on Thursday, is no threat to joggers and parks users, and should be allowed to live there undisturbed.

Fire fighters injured after flash flood rescue

Oct. 6, 2016, 4:30 PM AST Comments

Several fire fighters were injured after a rescue operation in Barataria on Thursday afternoon. At least one came into contact with live electrical wires after helping people stranded in a maxi taxi which was in danger of being swept away by flash floods.

Brace for bad weather

Sep. 7, 2016, 2:24 PM AST Comments

Parts of north Trinidad have been hit by bad weather, with torrential downpours leading to flash floods.

Earl downgraded to tropical storm after drenching Belize

Aug. 4, 2016, 8:58 AM AST Comments

BELMOPAN, Belize (AP) — Hurricane Earl was downgraded to a tropical storm early Thursday after slamming into the coast of the Caribbean nation of Belize with winds of 80 mph (130 kph) and moving inland over Guatemala and Mexico with heavy rains.

Trinidad and Martinique rattled by earthquakes

Aug. 2, 2016, 1:39 PM AST Comments

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Aug 2, CMC – Two earthquakes, measuring 4.0 and 4.3 respectively, rattled Trinidad and Tobago and the French Caribbean island of Martinique on Tuesday, the Trinidad-based Seismic Research centre of the University of the West Indies (UWI) has reported.

Brief showers flood Port of Spain

Jul. 26, 2016, 5:51 PM AST Comments

Late morning rainfall on Tuesday was the cause of vehicular and pedestrian traffic in downtown Port of Spain. The downpour, which lasted no more than 10 minutes, brought things to a virtual standstill on lower Charlotte Street and along South Quay in the vicinity of the City Gate transportation hub.