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ODPM Advisory - Monday September 16, 2013 – 1:30 p.m.TTMET warns of increased rainfall due to an Active ITCZ during next 24-48 hrs

 

TTMET warns of increased rainfall due to an Active ITCZ during next 24-48 hrs

 

The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service has issued a bulletin at 12:00 pm informing that   an active ITCZ remains over Trinidad and Tobago as such partly cloudy to cloudy conditions continue with brief moderate showers some of which have been heavy and thundery.

 
Numerical Weather Prediction Models (NWP) forecast the ITCZ to remain over Trinidad and Tobago for at least the next 24 to 48 hours. Rainfall activity is forecasted to increase as the afternoon progresses particularly over Trinidad. Gusty winds and localised street/flash flooding as well as landslides/landslips are likely in the vicinity of prolonged rainfall or heavy downpours. Citizens are advised to be vigilant and cautious as they conduct their activities.

 

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. The ODPM is continuously assessing the risks and monitoring relief efforts in the Diego Martin region. All citizens should be reminded that if they have been affected by any inclement weather conditions, to please contact our Customer Care Centre at 511.

 

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

Issued by:

Public Information, Education and Community Outreach Unit

For further information, please contact:

ODPM Customer Call Centre511

Or publicinfo.odpm@gmail.com

 

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