The Gandia River, Cunupia Has Burst Its Banks

As of 10:00 PM, reports along the Gandia River has confirmed that the river and its tributaries have burst its banks, with riverine flooding affecting residential homes in the area.

The Gandia River is fed by two tributaries one near Londenville and the other near Welcome Road, Cunupia. The Gandia River then flows into the Cunupia River as the body of water crosses the Southern Main Road.

Flooding from this latter tributary has already entered homes along Welcome Road as seen below.

Flood waters enter a home at Welcome Road, Cunupia as a tributary into the Gandia River burst its banks.
Floodwaters enter a home at Welcome Road, Cunupia as a tributary into the Gandia River burst its banks.

Light winds and high moisture associated with the passage of Tropical Wave 38, the ITCZ, and Tropical Depression 13’s influence combined with strong daytime heating triggered strong showers and thunderstorms across T&T.

This activity dumped heavy rainfall across parts of Trinidad, upwards of 80 millimeters in Cunupia, according to a personal weather station located in the area. Flooding also occurred across parts of Central and Southern Trinidad through the afternoon

24-Hour Rainfall Accumulation across Trinidad and Tobago following activity from the ITCZ, Tropical Wave 38 and local climatic effects. Upwards of 80 millimeters of rainfall fell across Cunupia, with totals upwards of 50 millimeters across Londenville.
24-Hour Rainfall Accumulation across Trinidad and Tobago following activity from the ITCZ, Tropical Wave 38, and local climatic effects. Upwards of 80 millimeters of rainfall fell across Cunupia, with totals upwards of 50 millimeters across Longdenville.

High tide occurred at 5:45 PM, with low tide approaching at 11:26 PM. This should result in quicker runoff in the area.

Avoid Flood Waters: Standing water hides many dangers including toxins and chemicals. There may be sharp objects under the water or the road could have collapsed.

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