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PUBLIC ADVISORY #1 - ADVERSE WEATHER ALERT - YELLOW LEVEL (June 16th 2019)

Sunday 16th June, 2019                                                        6:30 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 the period Monday 17th June, 2019 from 2:00 a.m. to Monday 17th June 2019 at 3:00 p.m.  This adverse weather alert is in effect for Trinidad and Tobago.

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 periods of showers and thunderstorms, associated with the combination of a tropical wave and the Inter Tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ), are likely to affect various parts of Trinidad and Tobago. There is also the likelihood of winds gusting in excess of 55km/hr, especially during the morning period. Street/ flash flooding or landslips may occur during heavy downpours.

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 ODPM wishes to advise all citizens to Get Ready and Stay Ready throughout the 2019 Rainy/Hurricane Reason by implementing the following steps:

  1. Clear all drains around your property to allow water to flow freely;
  2. Clear debris from your gutters and downspouts;
  3. Pre-position sandbags around your property, especially if your area or property has a history of flooding;
  4. Keep all important personal documents, valuables and vital medical supplies in a waterproof bag or container in an accessible location;
  5. Build an emergency kit with enough food, water, and medical supplies for at least three (3) days;
  6. Prepare a family emergency plan;
  7. Keep a list of emergency telephone numbers on your refrigerator or anywhere that is easily accessible to everyone in your household;
  8. Learn the numbers of your corporation, especially the number of your Disaster Management Unit (see attached);
  9. Monitor weather conditions before leaving the house;
  10. Listen or look out for further updates on television, radio and social media.

Flooding, fallen trees, and landslips can occur anywhere and at any time during the Rainy Season. Be sure you and your family are Ready and Stay Ready!

The ODPM also wishes to remind all citizens that should they be affected by the adverse weather to please contact their respective Disaster Management Unit of the Ministry of Rural Development and Local Government or the Tobago Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) through its toll-free hotline numbers (see attached).

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 and its attachment, please click here

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