Sunday 5 April, 2020

Trinidad hit by major floods and forced evacuations

Parts of Trinidad remain under floodwater after two days of sustained rainfall which has forced 15 people to be evacuated from their homes.

The Trinidad and Tobago Met Service has now elevated its flood warning to an orange level as some areas, particularly in the southern region, are submerged.

This warning remains in effect until 6 pm on Friday.

The Caroni River, which is the island’s largest river system, is currently at maximum capacity and has flooded surrounding areas.

Areas in Central Trinidad are on the alert, including Kelly Village, St Helena, Las Lomas, Brazil, San Raphael and La Paille. 

In South Trinidad, several areas including Debe Main Road, Suchit Trace, Transfer Village, Digity Village, Clarke Road, Rochard Road, Syne Village, Woodland, and San Francique remained impassable up to Thursday morning.

More as this story is updated.

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