Flood Bulletin 4- Riverine Flood Alert
Date: Saturday 30th December, 2017
Issuance Time: 12:30 p.m.
The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service (TTMS) is updating the Riverine Flood Alert for Trinidad, having regard to the 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.
Information from the Water Resources Agency indicate that water levels in some of the nation’s major rivers as well as their tributaries have exceeded bank-threshold levels. Reports to the TTMS indicate that some tributaries of the Caroni River, Cipero River and Oropuche River have over-spilled their banks in some areas. With rainfall accumulation still forecast to be in the range (40 – 50)mm, riverine flooding continues, especially in low-lying areas.
Citizens in general, and those residing along the Caroni River Basin in particular, are asked to be on the alert for further 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.
The TTMS will continue to closely monitor this weather event. Please continue to pay close attention to information being issued by the 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 12:30 pm tomorrow Sunday 31st December 2017 or sooner if warranted.