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Public Advisory #1 - ADVERSE WEATHER ALERT #1

PUBLIC ADVISORY #1

Friday 28th September, 2018                                                           1:00 P.M.

ADVERSE WEATHER ALERT #1 – YELLOW LEVEL

 

The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service (TTMS) has issued an Adverse Weather Alert #1 – Yellow Level for today Friday 28th  September, 2018 from 11:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The TTMS has advised that isolated thunderstorms are occurring mainly across the northwestern and southwestern areas of Trinidad. There is a 60% chance that conditions will worsen across other areas of Trinidad with a lower chance of this occurring in Tobago, during the course of the afternoon. Under these conditions, it is likely that street/flash flooding, gusty winds and landslides/landslips in areas so prone will occur. Conditions are expected to improve by nightfall. The Hazardous Seas Alert is still in effect for the Northern and Eastern coasts of Trinidad and Tobago.

Persons residing or working in flood prone or landslip prone areas are urged to be extra vigilant and to take the necessary steps to preserve life and property.

The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management (ODPM) would like residents and visitors to Get Ready and Stay Ready by implementing the following steps:

  1. If there are signs that flooding is about to occur near your property, move important items to a higher floor if possible;
  2. After heavy rainfall, stay inside until water levels have subsided;
  3. Do not walk, play or drive through flood waters of unknown depth and current;
  4. Be cautious when walking /driving along hillsides or landslide-prone areas;
  5. If impacted by the adverse weather, please contact your Municipal Corporation or the Tobago Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) through its toll-free hotline numbers.

Citizens 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 OR HURRICANE THREAT, WATCH OR WARNING.

 

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