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Possible tornado hits D’Abadie

KALAIN HO­SEIN

 

An­oth­er pos­si­ble tor­na­do has struck, the sec­ond in a week, this time in Cres­cent Gar­dens, D’Abadie.

Victor Gill Ramirez

Short­ly af­ter 3:00 PM, a fun­nel cloud was spot­ted from Arou­ca and Ari­ma, de­scend­ing to­wards the D’Abadie area. While the con­den­sa­tion fun­nel did not touch down, the as­so­ci­at­ed vi­o­lent cir­cu­la­tion lift­ed gal­va­nize sheets in­to the air.

Victor Gill

Some­times, the rapid­ly ro­tat­ing col­umn of air gets in con­tact with the ground *with­out* a fun­nel cloud touch­ing down, which is known as a tor­na­do with­out a fun­nel. There are no ini­tial re­ports of in­juries at this time

The se­vere thun­der­storm seem­ing­ly popped out of hot and sun­ny skies on Sun­day af­ter­noon, and al­so brought tor­ren­tial rain­fall and gusty winds to the East-West Cor­ri­dor. Videos were cir­cu­lat­ing on so­cial me­dia show­ing de­bris fly­ing and roofs be­ing blown off in gusty winds across Tacarigua

The heavy rain­fall re­duced vis­i­bil­i­ty across the area to near ze­ro but quick­ly sub­sided, leav­ing ar­eas across Arou­ca, the East­ern Main Road, and oth­er flood-prone ar­eas in the vicin­i­ty of Arou­ca in­un­dat­ed

In the fore­cast for to­day, the Trinidad and To­ba­go Me­te­o­ro­log­i­cal Ser­vice said:

“Main­ly a hot and sun­ny day de­spite the iso­lat­ed af­ter­noon show­er. There is the medi­um chance of the iso­lat­ed thun­der­storm favour­ing west­ern parts of Trinidad.”

Note that there are no alerts, watch­es, or warn­ings from the Trinidad and To­ba­go Me­te­o­ro­log­i­cal Ser­vice at this time