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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.

More rain in 36-48 hours

The Met Office has discontinued the Riverine Flood Alert for Trinidad but is warning that more rain will come within 36-48 hours as another Tropical Wave passes over the country.

The following is the 6 pm bulletin issued by the Met Office today.

"The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service is discontinuing the RIVERINE FLOOD ALERT for Trinidad. Although some areas are still inundated, reports from the Water Resources Agency and Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management indicate that water levels in the nation’s major rivers are slowly decreasing.

Jamaica hit hard by floods; PM issues warning

The island of Jamaica is being battered by heavy rainfall and severe flooding in several areas that could have already resulted in the loss of life.

Social media video coming from the island records the tragedy residents are currently facing, some of them using the platforms to appeal for help.

The rainfall is as a result of a Surface Trough over the island.

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has also taken to Twitter, advising motorists to avoid certain areas in Kingston, St Andrew and St Catherine because of the disaster in those areas.

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