Los Iros, Erin under water after heavy rain

Tor­ren­tial rains caused by the pas­sage of a Trop­i­cal wave over T&T trig­gered flood­ing in the Los Ba­jos and Erin re­gion yes­ter­day.

More than 100 res­i­dents suf­fered ex­ten­sive dam­age to crops, live­stock and house­hold ar­ti­cles.

The worse hit ar­eas were Beach Road, Pa­lo Seco; Lam­or­rel Trace, #4 Road, #7 Road and sev­er­al ar­eas on the SS Erin Road near Los Ba­jos and Erin.

Five landslips in Cedros

Five landslips have developed about four miles from Bamboo village in Cedros where a massive landslip swallowed up four houses a year ago, creating a ghost town.

The splintered village stands on the edge of the 200 feet precipice which erodes daily even as geotechnical teams from the University of the West Indies continue evaluating the cliff collapse.

Met Office cancels adverse weather alert

The Met Office has canceled the adverse weather alert it had issued for Trinidad and Tobago, which was to run from 4am to 2pm Friday.

The weather alert level has no returned to green, which signals very low impact and no significant risk.

The country saw heavy showers early Friday morning, most of which subsided by midday.


Heavy showers, thunderstorm warning from 4am Friday

The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service (TTMS) has issued Adverse Weather Alert #1– Yellow Level for the period Friday 05th July, 2019 at 4 am to 2 pm for Trinidad and Tobago.

The TTMS has advised that showers and thunderstorms are likely to affect Trinidad and Tobago from early morning till early afternoon.

Street/flash flooding, landslides/landslips and gusty winds of in excess of 45km/hr are possible.

Bad weather continues into Wednesday

The Yellow Level, Adverse Weather Alert issued by the TT Meteorological Office has been extended for the second time, until 12 PM on Wednesday. 

The Met Office forecasts that periods of rain and/or showers and isolated thunderstorms are likely to continue to affect Trinidad and Tobago, however most of the activity is expected during the early morning period.

T&TEC working to restore power to 20 communities following showers

The Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Company (T&TEC) says it is actively treating with reports of electricity outages caused by significant lightning activity and in some cases, fallen trees, resulting from inclement weather.

In a statement issued on Monday, T&TEC says emergency crews have been responding to reports continuously as it works to restore supply to affected areas in the shortest possible time.

Met Office alert: Rainfall until 4pm Tuesday

The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service (TTMS) has issued a second adverse weather alert at the yellow level, this one for the period Monday 17th June, 2019 from 2 am to Tuesday 18th June, 2019 at 4 pm.

The TTMS has advised that periods of rain and/or showers and isolated thunderstorms are likely to continue to affect Trinidad and Tobago.

As a result, street/ flash flooding can occur in heavy downpours and there is an increased risk of landslides or landslips in areas with prolonged rainfall.