It came in the dead of the night, bringing howling wind and blinding rain that blanketed the country.

A cluster of thunderstorms unleashed violent winds and heavy showers which wreaked havoc across both islands just after midnight on September 3rd.

People said it felt like being caught in the worst kind of natural disaster even though it lasted for a few minutes in some areas and less than an hour in others.

But in the short time it pounded the country, the storm cluster brought 82 kilometre per hour winds, ripped more than 300 roofs off, toppled more than 100 trees, damaged utility poles and left many roads impassable in both Trinidad and Tobago.

Areas that were battered included Sangre Grande, Wallerfield, Malabar, Las Lomas, D’Abadie, Arouca, Trincity, Tunapuna, Chaguanas, Port of Spain Point Fortin Erin and Diego Martin.

Our photographers ROBERT TAYLOR, JERMAINE CRUICKSHANK, ISHMAEL SALANDY, TREVOR WATSON AND DEXTER PHILIP went roving in different communities and captured these images during the aftermath of the storm.