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Media Release: Flooding and Water Courses Update

MEDIA RELEASE

Thursday November 28, 2013 - 8:00 am

 

Flooding and Water Courses Update

 

Yesterday, on Wednesday November 27, 2013, the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service (TT MET Service) released a riverine flood alert for Trinidad, due to the high levels of rainfall associated with the Inter Tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ). The TT MET Service has since forecasted that today will be for the period today until midnight: Trinidad and Tobago will experience light to moderate showers will interrupt sunny conditions in varying localities today.

 

Over the past twenty-four hours, there was one report of flooding in the Eastern Police Division. The reported areas affected are as follows:

-Toco Road, Toco

-Fishing Pond Road, Oropouche

-Foster Road, Sangre Grande and

-The Mayaro/Manzanilla Road

 

It has been reported that the water courses in the central region, including that of the Caroni River are receding with the exception of the Caparo and Honda Rivers. This coupled with the expected weather forecast for today, water courses in the central region are not expected to overflow its banks.

 

The ODPM, as the National Disaster Office will continue to monitor the situation and will update the citizens in the event of any changes. First responder agencies remain on alert so that assistance can be rendered to affected persons and citizens are advised to contact the ODPM’s customer care centre at 511.

 

Citizens are further reminded of the following flood safety tips:

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

·         Do not walk / drive through flood waters

·         Do not touch electrical equipment if you are wet or standing in water

 

ENDS

 

Issued by:

Public Information, Education and Community Outreach Unit

publicinfo.odpm@gmail.com

 

For further information, please contact:

511

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