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Public Advisory # 2 - Flash Flooding and High Water Levels at La Horquette Valley Road

Date & Time: Saturday August 11, 2012 – 11:30 a.m.

 The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management has received reports that residents in Westvale Park, Holder Drive and La Horquette Valley Road have been marooned due to a collapsed bridge. Additionally, the flash flooding in Glencoe/Carenage area has resulted in the destruction of the roadway with asphalt eroded and Westvale Avenue under many feet of water. Residents are being asked to find safer shelter and move to higher ground. All residents affected should ensure they are safe and take all precautions to preserve life.

 

The ODPM continues to coordinate the first responder agencies (TT Fire Service, TT Defence Force and the municipal corporations) on the ground so that immediate assistance can be rendered. The ODPM wishes to advise all citizens that if they unable to reach the ODPM via 800-6376 please contact us at our 511 line for assistance. If anyone is marooned or affected by this flooding, they must contact their municipal corporationor the ODPM at 511 or800-6376.

 

Consequently, we continue to underscore the following:-

 

  • After heavy rainfall, 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.

 

Trinidad and Tobago is NOT currently under any Tropical Storm threat, Watch or Warning. The TT Meteorological Service is monitoring this weather condition and will advise the ODPM if there is a drastic change.

 

ENDS

Contact:

Dr. Stephen Ramroop, Chief Executive Officer, 868 789 2777

 

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