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Trinidad and Tobago: Port of Spain under water

On the night of Friday 31 August/Saturday 1 September, 2007, “Tropical Depression Six” passed from the open Atlantic over the southern Caribbean, dumping heavy rain on the islands of Grenada, Tobago, and Trinidad. The result: flooding, landslides, trees blown down, and some damage to buildings. (On Friday Francomenz posted regular updates on the depression’s progress: 1, 2, 3.)

Blogger Attillah Springer of Four Fingers and a Thumb — who posts photos at Flickr under the name tillahwillah — was in Port of Spain (the capital of Trinidad and Tobago) very early on Saturday morning, and took a series of photos of the downtown area under several inches of water.

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St. Vincent Street, Port of Spain, just outside the Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago; before dawn, Saturday 1 September, 2007.

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The southern side of Independence Square, Port of Spain; 1 September, 2007. Springer notes that this used to be called Marine Square — “maybe they should call it that again”.

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“Caution, Work in Progress” reads this sign knocked over by floodwater; 1 September, 2007. Springer’s caption: “Yes, Port of Spain is a work in progress. Or regress?”

Later Saturday morning, the weather phenomenon was reclassified as a tropical storm, and on 2 September was upgraded to hurricane status. Hurricane Felix, the second hurricane of the 2007 season, having passed just north of the islands of Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao, is now heading for Belize and Honduras.

2 comments

  • hariteja

    Iam,hariteja……..
    A,very goodevining to one and all the online bloggers . I,think hurricane effected recently in the Missisipi is provide a lot of inconvinience to the people in the United States ofAmerica . I,am very sorry for that issue not simply feel if I have a chance to help the people I think it is my boom

  • I would like to have pictures for my thesis on Trinidad Flooding. It is really bad in Port of Spain.

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