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Public Advisory - Prepare for Hazardous Sea Conditions - Wednesday 12th September 2018

PUBLIC ADVISORY

Wednesday 12th September, 2018                                                    4:15 p.m.

Prepare for Hazardous Sea Conditions

The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service (TTMS) issued a Hazardous Seas Alert #1- Yellow Level for Trinidad and Tobago for the period Wednesday 12th September, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. to Saturday 15th September, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.

Yellow level means there is the potential for negative impacts. However, the damage is avoidable if persons monitor conditions and reduce their level of exposure.

The TTMS has advised that long-period swells generated by Tropical Storm Isaac are expected to affect northern and sheltered near-shore coastal areas. Effects will be in the form of occasional battering waves which can lead to localised disruption to sea bathing and other nearshore coastal activities.

The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management (ODPM), as the lead coordinator of emergency management, joins the TTMS in advising all sea bathers, fishermen, and small craft operators to carefully monitor nearshore coastal sea conditions and exercise caution along affected areas.

The ODPM would like all residents and visitors to Get Ready and Stay Ready by implementing the following safety measures:

  • Avoid entering the sea if unnecessary.
  • Be alert for dangerous breaking waves and currents.
  • Follow the instructions of lifeguards.
  • Monitor official news sources.

All residents and visitors should continue to monitor the website and social media profiles of the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service and the ODPM for weather forecasts, alerts, warnings and cancelations. Visit www.metoffice.gov.tt or wwww.odpm.gov.tt.

WE WISH TO UNDERSCORE THAT TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO IS NOT CURRENTLY UNDER ANY TROPICAL STORM THREAT, WATCH OR WARNING.

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Issued by:

Public Information, Education and Community Outreach Unit

publicinfo.odpm@gmail.com

For further information, please call:

ODPM’s Customer Call Centre 511/ TEMA’s Hotline 211

To download public advisory please click here. 

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