Two weather systems have developed in the Atlantic Ocean south east of Trinidad and Tobago, and the country needs to pay attention as they churn toward the islands, says Agriculture Minister Clarence Rambharat.
In a social media post on Thursday, Rambharat said that as citizens clean up and recover from Tropical Storm Bret, more rainfall could be drenching the islands by this weekend.
He wrote: “The closer system can bring rain on by weekend. The second system is still being examined. With certain areas already waterlogged and watercourses high, more rains can slow the recovery and cleanup, but also raise water levels ion key watercourses”.
At 6 a.m. on Thursday, the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Services issued a bulletin discontinuing the riverine flood alerts, stating that no significant rainfall was expected over the next 12 to 24 hours, but asking that people living near flooded areas take precautions.