Photos courtesy Councillor Balmati Gosyne

Seven homes in Las Lomas lost their roofs to gusty winds on Wednesday morning.

An isolated thunderstorm associated with the passage of a tropical wave moved across Central and Northern Trinidad on Wednesday morning, producing gusty winds as it moved westward. A wind gust of 61 KM/H was reported at the Piarco International Airport at 8:00 AM, with visibility reduced to one kilometre.

This isolated thunderstorm produced frequent lightning and ominous skies as a shelf cloud ahead of the storm moved west.

According to Councillor for Las Lomas/San Raphael Balmati Gosyne, heavy rainfall soaked furniture and appliances across these seven homes, compounding damages.

The Couva/Tabaquite/Talparo Regional Corporation’s (CTTRC) Disaster Management Unit is conducting assessments. Councillor Gosyne added that the Corporation would be appealing to the National Commission for Self Help and The Ministry of Social Development to provide relief to affected residents expediently.

Just under a week ago, another tropical wave tore across the country with winds as high as 95 KM/H recorded. The Couva/Tabaquite/Talparo area, with nearly 200 reports of adverse weather, was the worst affected area of Trinidad and Tobago. There were 147 reports of roof damage within this region, 32 reports of fallen trees, and at least ten instances of fallen utility poles following the September 2nd-3rd inclement weather event.

Reporter: Kalain Hosein