MESSAGE: Flooding in several communities across Trinidad and Tobago (TT) resulted in partial activation of the National Emergency Operations Centre

THE SITUATION:
Trinidad and Tobago has been experiencing continuous rainfall from November 13 -16, 2014 which has resulted widespread flooding in several communities. Water levels in the larger rivers such as the Caroni river and smaller river courses particularly in North Eastern and Central Trinidad over spilled the banks.

Message:

Tropical Storm Gonzalo continues to strengthen as it moves across the Northern Leeward Islands. At 2.00 pm today, October 13, 2014 Tropical Storm Warnings remain in effect for Antigua and Barbuda, Anguilla, Montserrat and St Kitts/Nevis. A Hurricane Warning is in effect for the British Virgin Islands and a Hurricane Watch for Anguilla.

Message: Torrential Rains from a trough system caused flooding, landslides and damage to housing and infrastructure in St Vincent and the Grenadines and Saint Lucia . The E.T Joshua Airport in St Vincent and the Grenadines flooded and has been closed until further notice.

Message: At 2.00a.m this morning (August 1) Bertha became the second named storm of the 2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season. At 11.00a.m. Tropical Storm warnings have been issued for Dominica, Saint Lucia and The British Virgin Islands. Tropical storm conditions are expected to begin affecting the warning areas from this afternoon.

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