St James Flood Nov 19th, 2011, 12:39pm; Bournes River overflowing at Patna Street Bridge and subsequently flooding Bournes Road and Western Main Road.
This video shows Bournes Street and the flooding created on Western Main Road. It ends showing the fast flow in Bournes River channel downstream of WMR.
Note at the crossing with Western Main Road there are two locations where the road surface has been uplifted and damaged due to the pressure in the underground drain (Bournes River).
RESIDENTS: WORST FLOODING IN YEARS
Residents of north-west Trinidad and first responders to disasters were engaged in mopping up exercises and the removal of debris up to last night, after heavy showers caused the Maraval and Dibe Rivers to burst their banks, causing massive floods, landslides and land slips.
Flooding leaves north under water
HEAVY rainfall yesterday caused widespread flooding and major infrastructural damage throughout north Trinidad. Areas in Diego Martin, Cocorite, Woodbrook, Dibe and Maraval were some of the worst hit.
‘It was horrific’
Three members of a Petit Valley family, including a three-year old boy, remained trapped inside their house for more than two hours yesterday, after slush and debris washed down by heavy rains were deposited atop their home around midday, cutting off all access routes.
…Warner observes Maraval clean-up
WORKS and Infrastructure Minister Jack Warner toured parts of Maraval yesterday and observed the clean-up operations that followed yesterday afternoon’s heavy rainfall which caused landslides and floods…
Other parts of northern Trinidad were affected by floods. However, the photographer who took the images for TrinidadAndTobagoNews.com is based in Maraval and could not get around to other parts of the country to photograph damages elsewhere. If you have images of flood damage in other parts of the country that you wish to share with us, please e-mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org