There will be no let-up yet in the unusual weather conditions which brought chaos and destruction to parts of Trinidad and Tobago over the past few days, as the Meteorological Service is warning the country to brace for more rain and flooding until 6 pm tomorrow.
While widespread flooding has so far been confined largely to the eastern and central regions of Trinidad, the Met Office is warning residents in areas not yet affected to plan an emergency response to safeguard their lives and properties.
According to the Newsday, the intense rain over the past three days has already caused the suspension of air and land travel. Roads, including the Uriah Butler Highway, have been cut off, communities isolated and homes evacuated. Householders are trying to assess the damage to their properties and infrastructure.
The adverse weather alert is at orange level and the riverine flood alert at red until October 26.
The Met Office explained that riverine flooding occurs when water levels in a river overtop its banks and spill onto surrounding areas. This type of flooding is more widespread and usually lasts for several days.