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PUBLIC ADVISORY #2 - PREPARE FOR CONTINUED ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS

PUBLIC ADVISORY #2

Monday 17th June, 2019                                                       1:55 P.M.

PREPARE FOR CONTINUED ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS

 

The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service (TTMS) has issued Adverse Weather Alert #2 – Yellow Level for the period Monday 17th June, 2019 from 2:00 am to Tuesday 18th June, 2019 at 4:00 pm for Trinidad and Tobago.

 

The TTMS has advised that periods of rain and/or showers and isolated thunderstorms are likely to continue to affect Trinidad and Tobago. As a result, street/ flash flooding can occur in heavy downpours and there is an increased risk of landslides or landslips in areas with prolonged rainfall. Additionally, winds can gust in excess of 55km/hr in the vicinity of showers or thunderstorms.

 

Yellow level means there is a moderate risk to public safety, livelihoods and property.  Conditions may cause disruptions in a few places. However, the level of disruption can be reduced if persons monitor conditions and reduce their level of exposure

 

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 Season 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. Fill and Pre-position sandbags around your property, especially if your area or property has a history of flooding;
  4. Keep all  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.

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 cancellations. 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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ATTACHMENT

 

The Municipal Corporations’ Disaster Management Unit and the Tobago Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) Hotline numbers are as follows:

 

Name of Corporation/Agency

Hotline Numbers

Arima Borough Corporation

800-2ABC (2222)

Chaguanas Borough Corporation

800-DCBC (3222)

Couva/Tabaquite/Talparo Regional Corporation

800-CTTC (2882)

Diego Martin Regional Corporation

800-DMRC (3672)

Mayaro/Rio Claro Regional Corporation

800-4MRC (4672)

 Penal/Debe Regional Corporation

800-PDRC (7372)

Point Fortin Borough Corporation

800-PFCB (7322)

Port-of-Spain City Corporation

800-PSCC (7722)

Princes Town Regional Corporation

800-PTRC (7872)

 San Fernando City Corporation

800-SCDU (7238)

Sangre Grande Regional Corporation

800-SGRC (7472)

San Juan/Laventille Regional Corporation

800-SLRC (7572)

Siparia Regional Corporation

800-4SRC (4772)

Tunapuna/Piarco Regional Corporation

800-TPRC (8772)

Tobago Emergency Management Agency

211

 

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 please click here. 

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