Massive flooding sweeps through 22 areas in South Trinidad
Incessant heavy rain battered parts of South Trinidad beginning Tuesday, December 10, 2019, flooding roads and homes across 22 areas. Chairman of the Penal/Debe Regional Corporation (PDRC) Dr. Allen Sammy described the situation as the "worst ever". Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service said Penal recorded 127 mm (5 inches) of rain in two days.
"The people on the ground say it is the worst they have ever seen. There is flooding in areas that do not normally flood. The water is rising, and that is frightening. It does not look too good," Sammy stated.