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The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service Discontinues Flood Bulletin

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Thursday November 28, 2013 – 6:30 p.m

 

The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service Discontinues Flood Bulletin

At 6:00pm today, the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service (TT MET Service) discontinued its flood bulletin for Trinidad and Tobago. 

Recent reports received from the Water Resources Agency have revealed that the levels of all major river courses are receding. River levels are now contained and not critical. Runoff from recent rainfall events are no longer impacting on the levels of our rivers and other watercourses.

 

As forecast, there has been a gradual improvement in weather conditions. No further significant prolonged rainfall is expected. The forecast for the next 24 – 48 hours is for a general improvement. Some areas will still experience showers at times; however the resulting accumulation is not expected to be sufficient to recharge any of the major rivers to previous threshold levels.

Although some areas are still inundated, floodwaters are expected to gradually subside. However, citizens in low lying areas are advised to continue to exercise caution. 

The ODPM, as the National Disaster Office will continue to monitor the situation and will like to remind citizens to contact the ODPM’s customer care centre at 511 if impacted.

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 more information, please contact:-511 Emergency Call Centre

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