Flood Bulletin 1- Riverine Flood Alert
The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service is issuing a Riverine Flood Alert for Trinidad, having regard to current rainfall activity, as well as forecast rainfall expected over the next 24 hours. As opposed to Street and Flash Flooding, Riverine Flooding is more prolonged and widespread.
Although the nation’s major rivers remained contained at this time, information from the Water Resources Agency indicate that water levels are significantly high. With expected run-off into the basins from current rainfall as well as additional rainfall anticipated today into tomorrow, water levels in the major rivers are expected to continue to rise eventually to threshold levels.
Citizens in general, and those residing along the Caroni River Basin in particular, are asked to be on the alert for rising river levels and possible overspill. All necessary measures MUST be taken to preserve life and property.
WE STRONGLY UNDERSCORE THAT TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO IS NOT UNDER ANY TROPICAL STORM THREAT, WATCH OR WARNING AT THIS TIME.
The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service is closely monitoring weather conditions. As always, pay close attention to information being issued by the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service (TTMS), by visiting our website at www.metoffice.gov.tt, downloading our mobile app (search: TT Met Office) and following us on Facebook and Twitter. An update to this bulletin will be issued at 4:00 pm today Friday 29 th December 2017 or sooner if warranted.