No water for flood clean-up in Princes Town

    (Photo via Chairman of the Princes Town Regional Corporation, Gowrie Roopnarine)

    Flood waters have generally gone down in Princes Town but residents are now reportedly faced with a new dilemma – a lack of water to clean-up their homes and properties.

    103.1FM News spoke a short while ago with Chairman of the Princes Town Regional Corporation Gowrie Roopnarine.

    When contacted, a WASA official promised to look into the matter.

    Meanwhile, earlier today as well, Sisters Road in Harbargain and other side streets, were rendered impassable by flood waters exceeding six feet in height.

    These have since generally subsided, however Mr Roopnarine says the Corporation will remain on alert tonight, since conditions are cloudy.

    Mr Roopnarine also believes a major reason for the flooding in the area is a lack of proper work on a local river.

    103FM News also spoke a short while ago with Dr Allan Sammy, Chairman of the Penal/Debe Regional Corporation.

    That area also experienced some flooding today.

    Dr Sammy says while it has mostly gone down, they remain alert.


    According to the Local Government Ministry, floods were also reported:

    • Along the Manzanilla-Mayaro Road
    • Parts of Mayaro and environs
    • Along M1 Tasker Road between Ste Madeline and Princes Town
    • Along the Guaracara/Tabaquite Main Road
    • Parts of Sangre Grande
    • Parts of Claxton Bay
    • Barrackpore
    • Bonne Aventure
    • Biche
    • Union Park East, Marabella

    Fallen trees were also reported in the following areas in the Mayaro/Rio Claro area:

    • Jankie Trace
    • Ablack Trace, Cushe
    • Lassalle Trace