Saturday, October 22, 2016


After hurricane, chaos lingers in water-logged N. Carolina

Oct. 10, 2016, 4:38 PM AST Comments

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — With floodwaters from Hurricane Matthew on the rise, at least one North Carolina city appeared near chaos Monday, its police station shuttered and sporadic gunfire in the air, and authorities worried that more communities could end up the same way.

Hurricane threatens some of South's most storied cities

Oct. 7, 2016, 4:55 PM AST Comments

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) — Hurricane Matthew spared Florida's most heavily populated stretch from a catastrophic blow Friday but threatened some of the South's most historic and picturesque cities with ruinous flooding and wind damage as it pushed its way up the coastline.

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.

Hundreds of thousands flee coast to escape Matthew's fury

Oct. 6, 2016, 10:41 AM AST Comments

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of anxious people boarded up their homes and businesses and grabbed a few belongings to flee inland as Hurricane Matthew gained strength and roared toward the Southeast seaboard on Thursday.

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.

Met Office issues riverine flood alert

Jul. 15, 2016, 3:56 PM AST Comments

The Trinidad and Tobago meteorological service is maintaining the Riverine flood alert for Trinidad, having regard to the current rainfall activity associated with the inter-tropical convergence zone (ITCZ) that is now being stimulated by an active tropical wave. As oppose to street and flash floodi