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Tornado rips off roof in Woodbrook

A small tornado has ripped the roof off a building at the corner of Rosalino Street and Wrightson Road in Port-of-Spain.

It occurred just after 1 pm.

Video footage showed galvanise from the building swirling in the air, before coming into contact with electricity wires.

This resulted in a bright flash as electricity was cut off in parts of Woodbrook.

The Fire Services responded and was working on the situation until mid-afternoon.

We will have more on this later.

Photo by Guardian Media's Faine Richards.

Flooded areas in Trinidad

The following are places that were reported flooded as at 1.30 pm today;

Flooding at the Maritime Roundabout in Barataria.

Flooding on the Eastbound lane in Cocorite on the highway, 1 lane is already blocked due to water

Flooding on Lady Young Road.

Flooding on Eastern Main Road in Laventille. Reports that the road is impassable.

Flooding on Morvant Junction, impassable to most vehicles, cars are turning back

Independence Square has flood out

Chacon Street by Nicholas towers is flooded.

Beetham on the PBR has flood waters.

ITCZ brings flooding, landslides to T&T

Intense showers and thunderstorms began across 5 am Wednesday morning across parts of Central and Eastern Tobago, with the Adverse Weather Alert (Yellow Level) going into effect at 6 am Wednesday.

Though some early to mid-morning sunshine may have lulled some Trinidadians into thinking the adverse weather would not materialize, by the late morning, thunderstorms began across the island.

Tobago’s Flooding & Landslides

Prepare for flooding

Parts of Trinidad and Tobago can expect flooding over the next two days.

This is according to CNC3 News weather anchor Kalain Hosein, who said heavy rainfall is forecast across both islands although the most intense rainfall is expected over the northern parts of Trinidad. 

These areas include the East/West corridor, Caroni River basin and Oropouche River basin.

Over the last four hours, parts of northern Trinidad have experienced 25-50 millimetres of rainfall. 

People who live or work in these areas are advised to take the necessary precautions. 

Another system in Atlantic with 80% chance of cyclonic activity

Another system is developing in the Atlantic with an 80 percent chance of cyclonic activity within the next two days.

The National Hurricane Centre (NHC) in Miami says that shower and thunderstorm activity associated with a low-pressure system continues to show signs of organization.

It says a tropical depression is expected to form during the next day or so while the system moves generally northwestward across the eastern tropical Atlantic Ocean. 

The system is located about 300 miles west of the Cabo Verde Islands.

Tropical Storm Dorian leads to several flight cancellations

Tropical Storm Dorian is forecast to slowly strengthen over the next few days, especially upon entering the Caribbean Sea, as it continues on its westward track.

At present, a tropical storm warning is in effect for Barbados, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines and Martinique.

A tropical storm watch is in effect for Dominica, Grenada and its dependencies Saba and St Eustatius.

At 8 pm on Sunday, Dorian's centre was located about 335 miles east-southeast of Barbados and was moving west at 14 miles per hour. 

Adverse Weather Alert from 4am Saturday

The Met Office has issued a new Adverse Weather Alert to run from 4am to 12 pm on Saturday.
 
The alert warns of street or flash flooding and states that landslips may occur in areas that are susceptible.
 
It says it is also likely for winds to gust in excess of 55km/hr.
 
Alert level is yellow.

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