Flooding Kills One In South Trinidad

One man died following major flash flooding across parts of Trinidad on Thursday. Heavy afternoon thunderstorms caused floods across north, central and southern Trinidad after midday on Thursday, but parts of Princes Town and Barrackpore remain the hardest hit.

Along the M1 Tasker Road, Princes Town, according to the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS), a 40-year-old man identified as Annan Boysie drove his vehicle into floodwaters near Cedar Hill Estate Road. Based on the TTPS report and video, his vehicle began to float away into a nearby stream, one of the many tributaries of the Cipero River.

Passers-by attended to assist, but they were unsuccessful. The Trinidad and Tobago Fire Service was contacted, and they retrieved both the vehicle and Boysie, who was unresponsive.

Significant flooding continues in Princes Town, where parts of St. Margaret are under flood waters, reaching as high as nine feet. Further south, in Monkeytown, Barrackpore, major flooding is underway where a tributary to the South Oropouche River has burst its banks. Papourie Road is now impassable to all vehicles.

There are no alerts, watches, or warnings in effect for Trinidad and Tobago from the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service at this time. There are no tropical storm or hurricane watches or warnings in effect for T&T at this time.

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