The Riverine Flood Alert has been upgraded, and an Orange Level Riverine Flood Warning is now in full effect.
The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Services (TTMS) issued the warning just after midday, today.
Forecasters warn that isolated light to moderate showers are expected this afternoon with a low (30%) chance of heavy showers or thunderstorms. Run-off from rainfall over the last 24 hours continues to reach some of the smaller water courses and as a result, impacted areas remain inundated as flood waters are still slowly on the rise in southern Trinidad.
The Met Services says Spring tides are also in effect, which can exacerbate conditions at high tide.
The Caroni River currently is at maximum capacity and has overflowed onto its banks and low lying surrounding areas.
Citizens are urged to assess your environment and river levels. Avoid venturing into flood waters.
Also continue monitoring weather updates via the TTMS at metoffice.gov.tt or facebook.com/TTMetService. For additional information on instructions, monitor the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management’s social media via odpm.gov.tt
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