Severe Flooding Across Parts of Trinidad. More Rainfall Expected.

Severe street and flash flooding are ongoing across parts of Southern and Eastern Trinidad, with minor street flooding elsewhere across the island. As we’ve forecast, heavy rainfall was likely today and unfortunately materialized with higher overall rainfall totals than expected.

Widespread rainfall totals across Trinidad range from 1 inch (25 millimeters) to approaching 3 inches (75 millimeters). For context, the average rainfall for Trinidad, in November, is 190 millimeters, or approximately 7.5 inches.

Parts of Penal, Debe, Barrackpore, Santa Flora, San Francique and the remainder of the Southwestern Peninsula have recorded some of the highest rainfall totals, but heavier rainfall likely occurred in eastern areas of Trinidad.

The hardest-hit areas are within the Penal Debe Regional Corporation and Siparia Regional Corporation, with a number of roads impassable to most vehicles throughout the Southwestern Peninsula.

Major rivers across South Trinidad are nearing threshold levels, including the South Oropouche River, Moruga River, Cipero River with minor overtopping ongoing. Note that with additional rainfall, brief riverine flooding across Southern Trinidad is possible, exacerbating the ongoing severe flooding.

The following areas in Barrackpore West have reported flooding

  • Derrick Road
  • Lalbeharry Trace
  • Lower Barrackpore
  • Clarke Road
  • Katwaroo Trace
  • Digity Trace
  • Batchiya Village
  • Laltoo Trace
  • Mohess Road Extension
  • Ramdharry Trace, Station 9

Note that there no alerts, watches or warnings in effect for Trinidad and Tobago from the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service as of 12:00 PM.

For the remainder of today, scattered to widespread showers and periods of rain are ongoing across Trinidad and Tobago, with overcast skies. Street or flash flooding is ongoing across parts of Trinidad, with additional flooding likely. Gusty winds may accompany heavy showers or possible thunderstorms.

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