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Met Office: High chance of increased rainfall in 18-24 hours

The Met Office says there is still a high chance of heavy rainfall over the next 18-24 hours.

This is as a result of the Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone east of Trinidad and Tobago.

The following is the Met Office's latest bulletin.

"Early morning inclement weather that affected mainly Tobago and eastern coastal areas of Trinidad has slowly improved.

Man drowns in flood waters

Rising flood waters in South Trinidad have claimed the life of a 53-year-old mentally ill man.

The usually goes to his brother's house at Realise Road in Barrackpore around 3pm daily for food and medication.

However, on his way there, he passed across a bridge along Cunjal Road where the Lengua River passes.

His brother Ackbar Ali said when he didn't see him come, he sent his son to look for him.

 A resident said they saw him walking near the river while it was beginning to rise.

 

ODPM's Deputy CEO resigns

Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management Dave Williams has resigned with immediate effect.

Confirmation of his departure came from National Security Minister Edmund Dillon in a short message this evening.

A statement from the National Security Ministry said it is with immediate effect, but no further details were given about the reasons for his resignation.

However, Williams and the ODPM have faced public criticism over the agency's response to devastating flooding across the country last week.

Authorities: Be vigilant as heavy rainfall expected tomorrow

The Ministry of National Security is calling on citizens to be vigilant as more heavy rainfall is expected tomorrow.

The Ministry has issued some guidelines as flooding is expected in some areas.

"The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service (TTMS) has issued an Information Bulletin #1 this afternoon advising that inclement weather is forecast to affect Trinidad and Tobago in 12 to 24 hours from early Wednesday morning (25th October, 2017). 

Police: Do not drive through floods

The Police Service Traffic and Highway Patrol Branch is warning against driving through flood waters.

The Police Service issued the following statement about the dangers of driving on flooded roads.

"In light of the recent rainfall and resultant flooding affecting Trinidad and Tobago, the Traffic and Highway Patrol Branch of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service, issues the following road use advisory due to the dangers associated with driving through or traversing flood waters.

Met Office: Tropical Wave approaching T&T over next 24 hours

The Met Office is advising of an active Tropical Wave east of Trinidad and Tobago that will pass over the islands in the next 24 hours.

The Met Office says the Wave has a 60% chance of heavy showers and thundershowers in some areas.

The following is a bulletin issued by the Met Office.

"An active Tropical Wave is currently located east of Trinidad and Tobago with accompanying showers and thundershowers.

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