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Flooding in South Trinidad

Published: 
Monday, September 17, 2018
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Flooding in Debe. Photo by:Kristian De Silva

Floods are starting to rise in several parts of Trinidad following several hours of heavy rains and high winds over the past 12 hours.

The winds knocked over a tree at Palmiste Boulevard and several others along the Southern Main Road in South Trinidad. Communities along the Brasso/ Caparo Valley Main Road also experienced floods in Central.

Chairman of the Penal Debe Regional Corporation Dr Allen Sammy said disaster management teams as well as councillors were already on the field assessing damages. There were reports of rising floods at SS Erin Road in Debe and New Colonial Road in Barrackpore.Cedros experienced a power failure from 1:30 am and TTEC crews were on the field trying to restore electricity.

Chairman of the Couva Tabaquite Talparo Regional Corporation Henry Awong said the Preysal River overflowed and there were flooding along the Solomon Hochoy Highway near Chase Village.

Councillor Shankar Teelucksingh said they were hoping the rains would subside before they experience devastating floods because of the incomplete Cedros bridge project

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