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Major Flood Hit Northwest Trinidad


(Trinidad Guardian) Significant flash floods left a trail of destruction across parts of Northwestern Trinidad yesterday afternoon.

Many roadways across from Maraval to east Port- of- Spain were blocked by a muddy mix of water, tree limbs, rocks, and boulders, as well as utility poles and lines.

Copious volumes of water flowed into the Cascade River in St. Ann’s that led into the St. Ann’s River, commonly called the East Dry River, in east Port- of- Spain, as well as the Maraval River further west.

With rainfall falling across elevated terrain, roadways turned into temporary rivers in Maraval, St. Ann’s, and Cascade that damaged numerous vehicles and sent at least two cars into the Cascade River.

Violent rainfall began across Saddle Road, Andalusia, La Seiva, and Maraval shortly after 2:30 pm, with flash flooding occurring within minutes as water seemingly cascaded the steep hillsides onto roadways from out of nowhere.

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