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Inclement weather to affect Trinidad and Tobago throughout the day

 

The inclement weather affecting Trinidad and Tobago over the last few hours have led to reports of flooding, landslides and downed utility lines in North West Trinidad (Diego Martin, Maraval, Santa Cruz). The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management is coordinating response with all first responder agencies including the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service and the Disaster Management Units of the municipal corporations.

 

The cloudy to overcast conditions that have been experienced by Trinidad and to a lesser extent Tobago over the last few hours is attributed to an active I.T.C.Z. (Inter Tropical Convergence Zone). This inclement weather is expected to persist throughout the day over both islands with showers and thundershowers as well as periods of rain.

 

Consequently we continue to underscore the following:-

After heavy rains, stay inside until water levels have subsided and it is safe to venture outside.

Do not walk/drive through flood waters.

Be cautious when walking/driving along hillsides or landslide prone areas.

 

We urge citizens that have been affected by flooding to contact their municipal corporation OR the ODPM at 800 6376.

 

TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO IS NOT CURRENTLY UNDER ANY TROPICAL STORM THREAT, WATCH OR WARNING.

The situation is being closely monitored and further bulletins will be issued as the situation warrants. Citizens are advised to monitor the ODPM website, Facebook and all media for updates.

ENDS

Issued by:-

Public Information, Education and Community Outreach Unit

868 640 1285 ext 14414/ publicinfo.odpm@gmail.com

 

For more information, please contact: -Dr. Stephen Ramroop 789-2779

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