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Public Advisory #2 - Prepare for Hazardours Sea Conditions in Tobago

PUBLIC ADVISORY #2

Friday 14th September, 2018                                                            2:50 p.m.

Prepare for Hazardous Sea Conditions in Tobago

 

The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service (TTMS) updated its Hazardous Seas Alert.  Hazardous Seas Alert #2 is in effect for the northern parts of Tobago for the period Wednesday 12th September, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. to Saturday 15th September, 2018 at 12:00 p.m.

Yellow level means there is the potential for negative impacts. However, the damage is avoidable if persons monitor conditions and reduce their level of exposure.

The TTMS has advised that long-period swells are expected to periodically affect nearshore coastal areas of northern parts of Tobago. Isolated swells may lead to localised disruption to sea bathing and other nearshore coastal activities, particularly during high tide.

The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management (ODPM), as the lead coordinator of emergency management, joins the TTMS in advising all sea bathers, fishermen, and small craft operators to carefully monitor nearshore coastal sea conditions and exercise caution along affected areas.

The ODPM would like all residents and visitors near coastal areas of northern parts of Tobago to Get Ready and Stay Ready by implementing the following safety measures:

  • Avoid entering the sea if unnecessary.
  • Be alert for dangerous breaking waves and currents.
  • Follow the instructions of lifeguards.
  • Monitor updates from the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service (TTMS).

 

All residents and visitors should continue to monitor the website and social media profiles of the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service and the ODPM for weather forecasts, alerts, warnings and cancelations. Visit www.metoffice.gov.tt or wwww.odpm.gov.tt.

 

WE WISH TO UNDERSCORE THAT TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO IS NOT CURRENTLY UNDER ANY TROPICAL STORM THREAT, WATCH OR WARNING.

 

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Issued by:

Public Information, Education and Community Outreach Unit

publicinfo.odpm@gmail.com

For further information, please call:

ODPM’s Customer Call Centre 511/ TEMA’s Hotline 211

 

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