Trinidad and Tobago’s Prime Minister, Dr. Keith Rowley, warns citizens of heavy rain as it sweeps through the country. 

In a statement last week, Dr. Rowley stated that Trinidad and Tobago is experiencing a bad weather emergency. 

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Parts of the country are cut off

Areas in Trinidad are reportedly cut off due to riverine flooding. Families had to evacuate certain areas after heavy rain.

The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service has issued orange-level weather and riverine flood alerts.

Paris Al-Rawi, Minister of Rural Development and Local Government, says the ministry received 106 reports of landslide events, 76 reports of flooding events, and 31 reports of fallen trees.

Locals are urged to stay off the roads

The wet season in Trinidad and Tobago is usually from June to December, but this season has been heavier than usual. Last week, several rivers were at extremely high levels.

Locals are asked to secure their livestock and loose outdoor items.

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