Watch: South residents affected after showers bring flash flooding

Parts of South Trinidad have been reportedly been affected by flash flooding which took place today; with some residents still recovering from last year’s events. 

Gasparillo Councillor Safraz Ali told Loop News, that several streets had been affected with Gopaul Avenue still underwater as of midday today.

Ali said several streets, including Bonne Aventure Road, Gopaul Avenue, Nandlal Avenue, Hunger March Road, Fourth and Fifth Streets, and Charlotte Street, had been affected.

(Video: Gasparillo Councillor, Safraz Ali)


He said some residents are still recovering from flooding which took place in 2019. 

‘At present, the only place still underwater is Gopaul Avenue, otherwise, the water has mostly subsided. On Fourth Street one resident lost almost everything.’

He said they were awaiting the arrival of Disaster Management Unit (DMU) officials to conduct assessments.

He added that some of the affected residents had still not received relief assistance from last year’s flooding:

‘The problem they’re having is that since 2019 they’re still waiting on relief grants, so most of them are feeling that they will not get any relief this time either. They have lost almost everything since last year, and now this happens after they had to buy everything back again.’

Reports were also received of flash flooding in Claxton Bay following heavy showers which occurred earlier today.

Chaguanas Mayor Faiq Mohammed also reported the partial collapse of a roadway and drain wall as a result of heavy flowing water:

𝗢𝗻 𝗦𝗶𝘁𝗲 : 𝗗𝗿𝗮𝗶𝗻 𝗪𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝗖𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗮𝗽𝘀𝗲𝗱 Please proceed with caution when using Tahadille Road, Pierre Road Chaguanas. The…

Posted by Chaguanas Mayor – Faaiq Mohammed on Monday, November 2, 2020

The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service issued an Adverse Weather Alert – Yellow Level, this morning, warning residents in South Trinidad of heavy showers and flash flooding. 

The public is advised to continue to monitor the Met Office for the latest updates. 

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