Thunderstorms Bring Floods, Wind Damage To Mayaro

Wind damage in Mayaro following adverse weather, which also brought flooding to the region.

Heavy showers and overnight thunderstorms across Eastern Trinidad triggered street and flash floods across Mayaro overnight.

Councilor for Cocal/Mafeking, Renelle Kisson, reported that the Mayaro/Rio Claro Disaster Management Unit has received reports of flooding, affecting many homes in her district.

Flooding was reported in Rest House Village (from Travellers Quarters and Popwell Drive), Plaisance, and Bristol Village. All roads were passable as of Sunday morning.

Thunderstorms also produced gusty winds in Pierreville, Mayaro, causing irreparable damage to a TVRO Satellite Receiver of MCTV Digital.

While the floodwaters subsided on Sunday, king tides caused coastal flooding along a number of Mayaro’s beach access roads.

Monday into Tuesday (16th-17th November) would be the peak of the king tide event, though higher than usual high tides continue through Wednesday.

Additional flooding is forecast in Mayaro and across Eastern Trinidad with adverse weather expected on Monday and higher rainfall totals expected across Eastern Trinidad and Tobago.

Periods of heavy rainfall and thunderstorms are likely, especially over Tobago and eastern areas of Trinidad. Street/flash flooding and gusty winds are likely to occur during this event and landslips may also occur in areas that are susceptible.” according to the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service. 

Tomorrow’s Forecast

Monday: Stronger shower and thunderstorm activity is forecast to remain east of T&T. Few isolated showers are possible but not likely overnight. By daybreak, partly cloudy skies are forecast with the odd light to moderate shower. By the late morning (10:00 AM), showers and isolated thunderstorms are forecast, with mostly cloudy intervals through the afternoon. Heavy rainfall will still favor Eastern Trinidad. A break in activity will come by the late afternoon into the night, with brisk showers and light rain still possible. A resurgence of activity is possible near midnight.

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