The Ministry of Rural Development and Local Government (MORDLG) recorded nine landslips and seven flooding events on Wednesday after a series of heavy showers across the country.
In an update, the Ministry said rivers were also near threshold levels – the public is bracing for worsening conditions amid an Adverse Weather Alert and Riverine Flood Alert, both yellow level, in effect until 8pm Thursday.
⚠️Incident Summary Report for Wednesday 23rd November 2022 as of 2pm
All reported incidents will be sent to relevant authorities for assessment and dispatching relief. Affected communities are urged to call relevant Disaster Management Units.#PreparePlanCommunicate#RDLGpic.twitter.com/2uptOPs8Ix
— MoRDLG TT (@rdlgtt) November 23, 2022
Two landslips were recorded by the Diego Martin Regional Corporation, three by the Sangre Grande Regional Corporation, two by the San Juan/Laventille Regional Corporation, one by the Tunapuna/Piarco Regional Corporation and one by the Siparia Regional Corporation.
The Ministry also recorded seven flooding events, three in the Port of Spain area and four from the Sangre Grande Regional Corporation.
On Wednesday, Fyzabad MP Dr Lackram Bodoe shared video footage showing a landslip along Skinner Trace, SS Erin Road, Quarry Village.
Councillor Jason Ali later shared an update late Wednesday night showing temporary repair works being done by the Ministry of Works and Transport.
There were also reports of land slippage in Mamoral, while flooding rendered the Manzanilla Road impassable up to Wednesday afternoon.
The public is urged to continue monitoring updates from the MORDLG, the ODPM and other official channels.
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