Antigua Observer:-Regional air carrier LIAT yesterday reminded displaced passengers to Trinidad and Grenada that they will have a two-week window to rebook flights at no additional cost.
The carrier had cancelled flights to those two countries and several others in the southern Caribbean due to the passage of Tropical Storm Bret which caused severe flooding in Trinidad.
In a release issued to the media yesterday, LIAT advised passengers that it had resumed operations to stations that were closed as a result of the tropical storm.
The airline also said that its offices in Trinidad and Grenada had re-opened and flights which had been scheduled for Tuesday would operate as normal.
Meantime, there are reports of widespread flooding in southern parts of Trinidad and of roofs blown off houses.
Trinidad-based Environment Consultant, Camille Roopnarine, told our newsroom that some rivers have also overrun their banks and people are being advised to apply caution.
“Some businesses were closed while others remained opened. The banks and schools, however, were closed while government offices remained opened for a short period,” Roopnarine said.
The National Hurricane Center (NHC), said in its 5 pm advisory that the remnants of Bret had degenerated into a tropical wave, which is expected to continue moving westward across the Caribbean where strong southerly shear prevails, and regeneration of the system is not anticipated.