T&T on National Weather Alert

The Government of Trinidad & Tobago has issued a National Weather Alert as the twin-island state continues to experience heavy rains, with more flooding expected as a result.

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley, in a Facebook post on Saturday said the country was experiencing “a bad weather emergency”.

“Excessively heavy rains are upon us and all our water courses are at or are close to capacity. The international forecasts are for further incoming heavy rainfall over the next two days. Already there is significant damage to our road infrastructure in very many parts of the country.  We are anticipating increased flooding and landslides in susceptible areas.”

He said everyone was being requested to be very alert to these dangers and, “as far as feasible, restrict your movements until the dangers have passed or are abated.”

Dr Rowley added that all arms and agencies of the state have been fully mobilised and are on alert under the instruction of his office and under the “monitoring guidance” of a team of Ministers, including those responsible for Local Government, Works & Transport, and National Security.


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