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Public Advisory #2 - Prepare for Hazardous Sea Conditions

PUBLIC ADVISORY #2

Wednesday 14th November, 2018                                                    12:10 p.m.

 

Prepare for Hazardous Sea Conditions

The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service (TTMS) has issued Hazardous Seas Alert #1 for coastal and offshore waters of Tobago and Eastern Trinidad for the period Wednesday 14th November, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. to Saturday 17th November, 2018 at 2:00 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 moderate to strong low-level winds are expected to affect sea conditions with waves of 2.5m to 3.0m and occasionally higher. Tobago is expected to experience these conditions, and to a lesser extent, eastern Trinidad.

The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management (ODPM) joins with the TTMS in advising all sea bathers, fishermen, and small craft operators to carefully monitor sea conditions and take the necessary action to preserve life and property.

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

  • Avoid entering the sea if unnecessary.
  • Be alert for large waves and dangerous 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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