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Moderate To Heavy Showers to Affect Trinidad and Tobago

 

According to the latest Information Bulletin released by the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service, parts of Trinidad and Tobago are currently experiencing cloudy conditions with brief moderate showers, and at times heavy and thundery. This is as a result of the presence of the Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ).

 

The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Office further forecasts that the ITCZ will remain over Trinidad and Tobago for at least the next 48 to 72 hours. Rainfall activity is expected to increase as the afternoon progresses particularly over Tobago. Rainfall accumulations are forecast to range between 20 to 30 millimetres or even greater in some locations. The variability in weather conditions are expected to continue overnight into the next day with a gradual improvement towards late evening Monday 16th September 2013. Gusty winds and the possibility of localized street and flash flooding may occur in the vicinity of heavy showers and thundershowers.
 

The ODPM, as the lead coordinator of emergency management, has put the first responder agencies (TT Fire Service, TT Defence Force and the municipal corporations) on alert so that immediate assistance can be rendered if any adverse impact occurs. Citizens are 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

 

We continue to underscore that Trinidad and Tobago is 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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