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Information Bulletin: The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service indicates Moderate to Heavy Showers and the Occasional Thundershower Affecting Parts of Trinidad and Tobago

 

According to the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service latest information bulletin, parts of Trinidad and Tobago are experiencing moderate to heavy showers and the occasional thundershower. The adverse weather conditions are as a result of low level convergence. Intermittent rain and/or showers, some heavy and/or thundery, is forecast for the next 6 -8 hours with a gradual improvement by nightfall.

 

Rainfall accumulations of between 30 -50 mm or even greater in some locations are anticipated from this rainfall event. Street/flash flooding and gusty winds in excess of 50 km/hr are likely in heavy showers and thundershowers. Sea conditions may become turbulent in heavy showers/ thundershowers. Depending on rainfall intensities, rivers of moderate carrying capacities may become overwhelmed. At this time, there have been reports of flooding in the Diego Martin area.

 

The ODPM, as the National Disaster Office is currently monitoring the situation along with the Diego Martin Municipal Corporation and has alerted all first responder agencies so that assistance can be rendered to affected persons. Citizens are therefore urged to remain vigilant and cautious and those affected are asked to contact the ODPM’s customer care centre at 511. Please see the ODPM’s facebook and website for more information on how to prepare for and respond to flooding and landslides.

·         Be extra vigilant and cautious at this time

·         Elevate valuables and place important documents in sealed containers or bags

·         Look out for collapsed pavements and fallen rocks

·         Do not walk / drive through flood waters

Trinidad and Tobago is currently not under any tropical storm threat, watch or warning.

ENDS

Issued by:-

Public Information, Education and Community Outreach Unit

publicinfo.odpm@gmail.com

 

For more information, please contact:-511 Emergency Call Centre

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