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PUBLIC ADVISORY #2- DISCONTINUATION OF ADVERSE WEATHER ALERT - 17TH AUGUST 2019

PUBLIC ADVISORY #2

    Saturday 17h August,  2019            11:00 A.M.

ADVERSE WEATHER ALERT DISCONTINUED FOR TRINIDAD
 

The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service (TTMS) has discontinued the Adverse Weather Alert Yellow Level for Trinidad on Saturday 17th August, 2019 at 10:03 a.m.

Weather conditions have returned to Green Level. Green level means there is a low risk to public safety, livelihoods and property.

The TTMS has advised that the threat of significant impacts has passed. However, a few intervals of showers and the possibility of the isolated thunderstorm remains in the forecast, especially for Tobago and the Northern half of Trinidad.

The ODPM wishes to remind all citizens to Get Ready and Stay Ready throughout the 2019 Wet/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.
     

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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To download the PDF version of the public advisory please click here

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

 

 

 

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