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Showers & thundershowers expected this afternoon into tonight

 

PUBLIC ADVISORY

Saturday August 20, 2011 – 12:00 p.m.

 

In its 11:30 a.m. Information Bulletin, the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service indicated that, due to a neighbouring tropical wave, both islands are expected to experience heavy showers and the isolated thundershowers this afternoon into tonight.

Rainfall accumulations of 20-35 mm, gusty winds over 40 km/hr and street and flash flooding may occur. Tobago could experience more showery activity than Trinidad.

Consequently, first responder agencies (disaster management units of the municipal corporations, Trinidad and Tobago Fire Service, Trinidad and Tobago Police Service, Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force, Ministry of Works and Infrastructure and groups from CEPEP) have been notified and placed on alert in the event that assistance needs to be rendered.

We at the ODPM remind you of the following tips:-

  • Stay calm and alert;
  • If intense rainfall occurs and there is flooding, do not walk or drive through flood waters. Stay inside  and above flood levels until the flood has subsided;
  • If you reside in a typically flood prone area, elevate appliances and other valuables;
  • Be cautious travelling on wet roads, along hillsides or in landslide prone areas.

For more information on family and community preparedness, visit www.odpm.gov.tt, peruse our Facebook page: ODPMTT or call 640 1285.

The ODPM reminds all citizens that if they have been affected by this weather situation, they must contact their municipal corporation or the ODPM at 800 6376.

Our country is not under any tropical storm threat, watch or warning at this time.

 

Issued by:-

Public Information, Education and Community Outreach Unit

pubicinfo.odpm@gmail.com

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