Landslide, flooding in Tobago

Though it’s been most­ly sun­ny across much of Trinidad this morn­ing, heavy show­ers as­so­ci­at­ed with the In­tertrop­i­cal Con­ver­gence Zone per­sist­ed across To­ba­go since 5:00 AM Wednes­day.

These heavy show­ers pro­duced gusty winds and lo­cal­ly heavy rain­fall. Ac­cord­ing to re­ports from the To­ba­go Emer­gency Man­age­ment Agency (TEMA), flood­ing was re­port­ed in Ma­son Hall in the vicin­i­ty of Paige Gul­ly.

A land­slide al­so oc­curred at Broad Road, Mo­ri­ah on the North­side Road, which has com­plete­ly blocked and ren­dered the road­way im­pass­able Wednes­day morn­ing. To­ba­go’s Di­vi­sion of In­fra­struc­ture, Quar­ries and En­vi­ron­ment (DIQE) was on the scene to clear the road. TEMA ad­vised mo­torists and pedes­tri­ans to pro­ceed with cau­tion in this area.

The Ad­verse Weath­er Alert

At 6:00 AM Wednes­day, the Ad­verse Weath­er Alert (Yel­low Lev­el) went in­to ef­fect, as pe­ri­ods of show­ers and thun­der­storms are fore­cast to af­fect both is­lands through 6:00 PM Thurs­day. Street and flash flood­ing, gusty winds and land­slides are the main haz­ards.

By the late morn­ing, through the af­ter­noon to­day, show­ers and thun­der­storms are fore­cast to move across Trinidad as well as To­ba­go, in­ter­rupt­ing part­ly cloudy to most­ly cloudy skies.

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