Localized Flood Alert Discontinued For Trinidad

Key Messages:
— The Localized Flood Alert has been discontinued, though flooding is still ongoing in a few areas. Note that most rivers remain within their banks at this time.
— Over the last 24 hours, between one-half to 4 inches (12.5 to 100 millimeters) of rainfall has fallen across parts of Southern, Eastern, and Central Trinidad. Brief, isolated showers are possible overnight through the next 24 hours, with maximum, additional rainfall accumulations near 10 millimeters in isolated areas.

The Localized Flood Alert

For the first time in the TTMS’ Early Warning System history, the service a Localized Flood Alert (Yellow Level) for mainly the southern half of Trinidad. The TTMS allowed this alert to expire on Monday night, with discontinuation issued by the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service at 9:08 PM.

A high-pressure system is moving across Trinidad and Tobago overnight with an increase in Saharan Dust, leading to a settled couple of days, weather-wise, ahead.

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

Information from the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service concerning the Localized Flood Alert for 2nd November 2020.

Showers or rain have ceased in most areas and rainfall accumulation is minimal.” according to the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service. This “localized flood alert” status takes into account the possibility of the event occurring. This localized flood event is very likely.

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, as the Discontinuation was issued. The TTMS continues to advise the public to assess your environment for safety concerns. Avoid wading or driving through residual flood water and monitor updates from official sources.

Image Credit: Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service
Image Credit: Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service
Image Credit: Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service. Adverse Weather Alert Discontinuation.
Image Credit: Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service
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