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PUBLIC ADVISORY #20 - RIVERINE FLOOD ALERT CANCELLATION - GREEN LEVEL

PUBLIC ADVISORY #20

Thursday 25th October, 2018                                                           1:30 P.M.

RIVERINE FLOOD ALERT CANCELLATION – GREEN LEVEL
 

The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service (TTMS) has cancelled the Riverine Flood Alert – Green Level on Thursday 25th October 2018 at 11:30am for areas located along Trinidad's main river courses and associated tributaries that are already flooded.

                                                                                                                                      

The TTMS has advised that water levels in the nation's main river courses are now below threshold values and these rivers are now in a contained state. There has been significant improvement over the last 24 hours and although some areas such as El Socorro South, Bamboo #1 and parts of the Manzanilla stretch are still inundated, flood waters in these areas will continue to recede, as no significant rainfall is expected over the next several days.

 

The NEOC would like persons to continue to be vigilant and take the following necessary precautions to preserve life and property. Persons are advised to protect themselves and family members from contaminants in flood waters. Floodwaters may carry silt, raw sewage, and microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses and parasites. These can make food unsafe and cause diseases.

 

  1. After heavy rainfall, stay inside until water levels have subsided;
  2. Do not walk, play or drive through flood waters of unknown depth and current;
  3. If you must walk through a flood, use a stick to determine the firmness of the ground as well as the depth of the water in front of you;
  4. Wear personal protective equipment, including rubber boots, rubber gloves and goggles during clean-up of affected areas. Wear closed-toe shoes, long-sleeves and full-length pants; 
  5. Use rubber or latex gloves to protect your hands;
  6. Keep children and pets out of the affected area until clean-up has been completed.
  7. Open as many windows as possible to allow air flow;
  8. Thoroughly clean all hard surfaces (such as flooring, concrete, molding, wood and metal furniture, countertops, appliances, sinks and other plumbing fixtures) with hot water and household bleach solution;
  9. After completing the clean-up, wash your hands with soap and clean water;
  10. Wash all clothes worn during the clean-up in hot water and detergent. These clothes should be washed separately from uncontaminated clothes and linens.
     

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.
 

ENDS

 

Issued by: Public Information, Education and Community Outreach Unit

For further information, please call:

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

 

To download the public advisory, click here.

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