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MEDIA RELEASE - Vigilance and caution are required at this time

MEDIA RELEASE

Monday November 21, 2011 - 2: 30 p.m.

Vigilance and caution are required

In light of this afternoon’s forecast by the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service which advised of possible rainfall in Western Trinidad in excess of 30 mm, moderate to severe street/flash flooding and gusty winds, we advise all citizens to continue to exercise caution at this time. Areas which experienced the effects of Saturday’s inclement weather are asked to be on alert for early indicators of flooding or landslips.

If citizens notice rising water levels or any sudden land movements, please take all action to preserve life and property. We urge citizens that have been affected by flooding to contact their municipal corporation or the ODPM at 800 6376.

All of the nation’s first responders continue to be on high alert and ready to assist citizens that may be adversely affected.

 

Students from the Little Leaders in La Seiva, Maraval have been rescued by the Trinidad and Tobago Fire Service and have been taken to the St. Clair Police Station. The students can be collected from the station.

 

Tips

Citizens are reminded of the following:-

  • Stay calm and vigilant.
  • Do not walk or drive through flood waters. Stay inside until water levels have subsided.
  • Remove all valuables out of flood waters as soon as possible.
  • Ensure that any persons in wheelchairs and young children are above water level.
  • Be cautious when driving on wet roads, along hillsides or in landslide prone areas.

Issued by:

 

Public Information Education and Community Outreach Unit

publicinfo.odpm@gmail.com/868 640 1285 ext 14240

 

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