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Public Advisory: Hazardous Seas Alert #1 - Yellow Level

PUBLIC ADVISORY

Thursday 27th September, 2018                                                       4:15 p.m.

 

Prepare for Hazardous Sea Conditions

 

The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service (TTMS) has issued a Hazardous Seas Alert #1- Yellow Level for Trinidad and Tobago for the period Saturday 29th September, 2018 at 5:00 a.m. to Tuesday 2nd October, 2018 at 6:00 a.m.

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

The TTMS has advised that large breaking waves in excess of 3.0 m are likely along north-eastern and northern coastlines of Trinidad and Tobago with effects first around Tobago. Choppy conditions may occur in the Gulf of Paria. These conditions are due to a combination of a moderate sea state and long period swells in excess of 12 seconds. Hazardous sea conditions are expected to first be felt along the north-eastern coast of Tobago and will affect north and north-eastern coasts.

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

The ODPM would like all residents and visitors to Get Ready and Stay Ready by implementing the following safety measures:

 

·         Be alert for dangerous breaking waves and currents.

·         Follow the instructions of lifeguards.

·         Monitor official news sources.

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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