The Trinidad and Tobago Guardian reports that, as thousands of citizens remain trapped in their homes by flood waters and shelters are filling up with those who had to flee their homes in the past 72 hours, heavy rainfall has started again, causing flooding in other parts of the country and keeping levels in other areas already affected high.
Around 1 pm, rain was reported in La Horquetta, one of the hardest hit areas over the past few days.
Heavy rainfall was also reported in Freeport, Couva, San Fernando, Santa Cruz, Diego Martin, Cunupia, Piarco and Princes Town.
The Diego Martin River was said to have overflowed its banks a short while ago, causing flooding in some areas.
The T&T Meteorological Service (TTMS) says the showers will be heavy and thundery during the period.
According to the TTMS website, high tide was at 2.29 pm and low tide is at 8.29pm. But citizens can expect an ease in rainfall on tonight as the TTMS predicts the weather will be “mostly settled despite the odd overnight shower.”
The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management (OPDM) also issued a release around 1.30 pm advising citizens of the public health facilities that are open on 24-hour basis over the next few days.
These include: Arima District Health Facility, Chaguanas District Health Facility, Couva District Health Facility, Mayaro District Health Facility, Princes Town District Health Facility, Rio Claro Health Centre, Siparia District Health Facility, St James District Health Facility and the Toco Health Centre.
If you need to access health care during the day on Sunday, the following facilities are open:
- Arouca Health Centre – 8 am to 4 pm
- Grand Riviere Outreach Centre – 8 am to 5 pm
- La Horquetta Health Centre – 8 am to 4 pm
- Sangre Grande Enhanced Health Facility – 8 am to 5 pm
- San Juan Health Centre – 8 am to 2 pm
- St James Health Centre – 8 am to 2 pm
- Valencia Outreach Centre – 8 am to 5 pm
[Photo above by Rishi Ragoonath: Iman Alimool Rahim distributing food items to residents in Mafeking, Mayaro.]
For original article, see http://www.guardian.co.tt/news/anxiety-as-rains-bring-more-flooding-6.2.696371.7715da9a50