Trinidad and Tobago

Adverse weather resulted in severe flooding in Trinidad & Tobago - Situation Report No. 2 as of 10:00 am on October 23, 2018

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The Situation:

Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency. Resilience Way, Lower Estate, St. Michael, Barbados Tel: (246) 434-4880, Fax: (246) 271-3660 As at 1030hrs on October 23, 2018, a Riverine Flood Alert #3 was issued by the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service. Alert #3 indicated that the level was de-escalated from Red to Orange. Currently river levels are decreasing.
However, additional rainfall is still expected over the next several days. As at 1000hrs on October 23, 2018 an Adverse Weather Alert #4 was issued. The Alert indicated that the Level was de-escalated from Orange to Yellow. This means that localized convective activity with upper level enhancement would be expected in few areas.

National Actions:

The National Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC) at the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management (ODPM) in Trinidad and Tobago remains partially activated. Damage assessments are ongoing. Assessments have been completed in the Sangre Grande Regional Corporation. Relief items have been distributed to the impacted population from the ODPM Warehouse including hygiene kits and large garbage bags.

There has been no request for external assistance. The CDEMA Coordinating Unit continues to monitor the situation and will provide updates as necessary.