Riverine Flood Alert Discontinued As Residual Flooding, Thunderstorms Ongoing

The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service has discontinued the Riverine Flood Alert (Yellow Level) for Trinidad as river levels are below threshold levels. However, additional rainfall is forecast across T&T over the next 5 days with thunderstorms presently ongoing across southern and western areas of Trinidad.

“Reports reaching the TTMS indicate that most of Trinidad’s major watercourses are now below threshold levels and a decreasing trend is expected to continue. Residual flooding is still affecting a few areas, and any additional rainfall in these areas can further compound the situation. No significant rise in levels in major watercourses is anticipated at this time.” according to the TTMS.

Information from the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service concerning the Riverine Flood Alert Discontinuation for July 31st 2021
Information from the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service concerning the Riverine Flood Alert Discontinuation for July 31st 2021

Trinidad and Tobago is NOT under any tropical storm threat, watch or warning.

The color of the alert indicates the severity of the event and the probability of the event occurring. Currently, the alert level is at Green but the certainty is possible, as the discontinuation was issued.

There is still moderate severity so there is the potential for possible injuries with behavioral changes required to ensure safety. There may be minor damage to property, with income-earning temporarily disrupted. A couple of communities are affected.

Carefully monitor weather conditions and river/water levels. Monitor updates from official sources and plan safety measures and do not take unnecessary risks. Avoid driving or wading through floodwaters. Follow the instructions of government officials. 

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