The roof of this house was completely blown off during a freak storm at GP Branch Road, Barrackpore, on Thursday afternoon.

At least six roofs were blown off in a freak storm on Thursday, says Chairman of the Penal/Debe Regional Corporation Dr Allen Sammy.

Speaking to the Express, Sammy said there was also reports of a fallen tree blocking the road at San Francique in Penal.

He said the corporation’s Disaster Management Unit was working to remove the tree, and members of the public were being asked to seek alternate routes.

Sammy added that there was minor street flooding in some low lying areas.


Galvanise sheets which blew off houses following a freak storm at GP Branch Road, Barrackpore, on Thursday afternoon.

Some of the areas affected were Cuchawan Trace, Beckles Trace, Papourie Road and GP Road Branch Trace.

Power was also knocked out in areas of Debe, Penal and Siparia.

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Sammy said all councillors are out meeting with those affected and the DMU team is working towards assisting. He said no one has called for the delivery of sandbags confirming that there has been no major flooding to households.


The storm took down this tree in San Francique

The Express was also informed that several a roof was blown off in Dow Village, California and workers were at the scene.

The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service issued an Adverse Weather Alert from Wednesday to Friday.

It urged the public to expect occasional showers, isolated heavy showers and thundershowers across the country.


WHILE Trinidad and Tobago is likely to be sprinkled with a few thundershowers from the passage of Tropical Storm Dorian, neighbouring islands, including Barbados, are bracing for the possibility of a hurricane by Wednesday.

Police are trying to determine what would have pushed an 18-year-old relative to attack a 36-year-old woman, who was four months pregnant, with a cutlass. The incident, which took place after midnight yesterday at the Las Lomas home of Alistra Mack-Kampo, also known as Roxanne Mack, resulted in the death of the mother of three.

Machel Montano was at his all-time best at the Caribbean Festival of the Arts (Carifesta) Island Beats Super Concert, on Saturday evening, at the Queen’s Park Savannah, Port of Spain.

PRISON reform is crucial, says Prisons Commissioner Gerard Wilson. And while there have been advances made in this area, he notes that there is still much to be done. During an interview with the Express last week, Wilson noted that a task force had been appointed by Cabinet several years ago to look into prison reform and transformation.