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Public Advisory 13.09.2013 - Cleanup Operations & Relief Efforts continue in Diego Martin

 

Public Advisory Friday September 13, 2013 – 3:30 p.m.

Cleanup Operations & Relief Efforts continue in Diego Martin

 

 

Since severe weather affected North Western Trinidad early this morning, there have been over one hundred reports from persons within the Diego Martin region affected by flooding. Relief efforts are currently underway within these affected areas. The ODPM, the National Disaster Office, continues to coordinate and monitor the cleanup operations of the first responder agencies such as TT Fire Service, TT Defence Force First Engineering Battalion, Water And Sewage Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (WASA), TT Red Cross and the Diego Martin Municipal Corporation. Damage assessments are also being conducted by the Ministry of Community Development and the Ministry of the People and Social Development. At this time the Tucker Valley Main Road continues to be under water and persons heading into Macqueripe should further delay their travel into this area.

 

The ODPM reminds all citizens that if they have been affected by this inclement weather, they should contact the ODPM’s Customer Call Centre number 511.

 

Consequently, we continue to underscore the following during this Rainy Season 2013-

 

  • 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.

 

 

The ODPM will continue to inform the public of any weather updates issued from the TT Meteorological Service. We wish to remind citizens that we continue to be in the Rainy Season and thus citizens should continue to participate in disaster preparedness activities in the event that unpredicted adverse weather conditions occur. Citizens are encouraged to check the ODPM website, facebook, twitter and Youtube for preparedness information and can also contact the office directly if they require informational brochures/material or preparedness items.

 

ENDS

Issued by:

Public Information Education Community Outreach

For further information, please contact:

ODPM Customer Call Centre511

 

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