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Scattered showers and the isolated thundershower expected over the next 4 to 6 hours

PUBLIC ADVISORY

Wednesday June 22, 2011 – 9:45 a.m.

 

Scattered showers and isolated thundershowers expected to continue over the next 4-6 hours

In its 9:00 a.m. Information Bulletin, the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service has indicated that the Inter Tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) is affecting weather conditions over Trinidad and Tobago. Consequently, both islands are forecast to experience (over the next 4 to 6 hours) moderate to heavy periods of rain and showers coupled with strong gusty winds in excess of 45 km/hr.Additionally, rainfall accumulations of 25-30 mm are likely in some areas, thus causing street and flash flooding.

In light of this, the ODPM, as the lead coordinator for crises and emergencies, has put first responder agencies (disaster management units of the municipal corporations, Trinidad and Tobago Fire Service, Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force, the Ministry of Works and Transport and CEPEP) on alert in the event that immediate assistance needs to be rendered.

We underscore the following:-

  • Stay calm, alert and cautious.
  • If there is flooding, do not walk or drive through flood waters. Stay inside until water levels have subsided.
  • Be cautious when driving along hillsides or landslide prone areas.

If citizens have been adversely affected by this weather, they must contact their municipal corporation or the ODPM at 800 6376.

Additionally, the Hurricane and rainy seasons have begun and as a result, we remind citizens to continue to take the necessary measures to safeguard life and property.Our country is not under any tropical storm threat, watch or warning at this time.

Visit www.odpm.gov.tt, peruse our Facebook page: ODPMTT or call 640 1285 for more information on family preparedness and preparedness at the community level.

 

Issued by:

Public Information, Education and Community Outreach Unit

  

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