The Ministry of Rural Development and Local Government is urging the public to take caution as the upper Caroni River is once again at 93% and rising this afternoon (Wednesday 23rd November 2022). High Tides will result in slower water run-off. Affected communities are urged to call their relevant Disaster Management Units (DMUs).
In general, once major rivers cross ~85% capacity in Trinidad, low-lying areas near rivers and tributaries tend to become flooded.
An Adverse Weather Alert (Yellow Level) and a Riverine Flood Alert (Yellow Level) remains in effect until 8:00 PM tonight.
Below are the various river capacities as at 1:30 PM:
The forecast for this afternoon and tonight is for partly cloudy to cloudy conditions with periods of rainfall. There is also a medium (40% - 60%) chance of isolated thunderstorm activity. Tonight will be generally settled, despite showers over a few areas and the low (30%) chance of an isolated thunderstorm.
In the event of heavy showers of thunderstorms, winds can become gusty in the vicinity. With bouts of heavy or prolonged precipitation and the already waterlogged ground, it is expected that there will be street or flash flooding, and the risk of landslips/landslides is greatly elevated in areas so prone.
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