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PUBLIC ADVISORY #5 - ADVERSE WEATHER ALERT DISCONTINUED

PUBLIC ADVISORY #5

Monday 23rd September,  2019                                                        6:00 P.M.

ADVERSE WEATHER ALERT DISCONTINUED

 

The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service (TTMS) has discontinued its Adverse Weather Alert, while its Riverine Flood Warning remains at  Yellow Level. As a result, the TTMS has indicated that the threat of impactful weather has passed.

 

The agency has advised that tonight we can expect fair to partly cloudly conditions with the chance of the odd shower. Tomorrow,  we can expect predominantly hot and sunny conditions,  which may be interrupted by a few cloudy patches with the isolated shower. There is the low chance of the heavier shower and thunderstorm  during the afternoon period.

 

In light of this, the ODPM would like to encourage citizens to avoid becoming complacent now that Tropical Storm Karen has passed. Do continue to prepare yourselves, your families and protect your property against  flooding, landslides and high winds that are common during this Rainy/Hurricane Season. Learn more on how to prepare yourself by downloading the ODPM’s Preparedness Guide at www.odpm.gov.tt/hurricaneguide.

 

In addition, persons should continue to monitor the ODPM and TTMS websites, and social media profiles for weather forecasts, alerts, watches, warnings and cancellations. Visit www.odpm.gov.tt or https://www.metoffice.gov.tt

 

 

 

The ODPM wishes to remind all citizens to ‘Get Ready and Stay Ready’ throughout the 2019 Wet/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. 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 that is ealily accessible to everyone in your household;
  8. Learn the numbers of your Municipal Corporation, especially the number of your Disaster Management Unit (see attached);
  9. Continously monitor weather conditions;
  10. Listen or look out for further updates on television, newspaper radio and social media.
     

 

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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