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PUBLIC ADVISORY - FLASH FLOODING REPORTED DOWNTOWN PORT OF SPAIN

PUBLIC ADVISORY

Wednesday 3rd October, 2018                                                          2:55 P.M.

 

FLASH FLOODING REPORTED

DOWNTOWN PORT OF SPAIN

 

As a result of heavy rainfall occurring in North Western Trinidad this afternoon, Wednesday 03rd October, 2018, there are reports of flash flooding within the City of Port Spain.

Reports have indicated that flood waters have already begun to subside in the City of Port of Spain.

The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management (ODPM) wishes to advise all persons to exercise caution when traversing the roadway or seek alternative routes where possible. Persons should delay travel for approximately 1 – 2 hours (if possible). This will reduce traffic congestion, stress and personal risk.  

Citizens are advised of the following safety tips:

1.      After heavy rainfall, stay inside until water levels have subsided;

2.      Do not walk, play or drive through flood waters of unknown depth and current;

3.      Be cautious when walking /driving along hillsides or landslide-prone areas;

4.      If impacted by the inclement weather, please contact your Municipal Corporation or the Tobago Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) through its toll-free hotline numbers.

Citizens 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 cancellations. Visit www.metoffice.gov.tt or www.odpm.gov.tt.

The ODPM reminds all citizens if impacted by the inclement weather to contact your Municipal Corporation or the Tobago Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) through its toll-free hotline numbers.

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

ATTACHMENT

The Municipal Corporations’ Disaster Management Unit and the Tobago Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) Hotline numbers are as follows:

Name of Corporation/Agency

Hotline Numbers

Arima Borough Corporation

800-2ABC (2222)

Chaguanas Borough Corporation

800-DCBC (3222)

Couva/Tabaquite/Talparo Regional Corporation

800-CTTC (2882)

Diego Martin Regional Corporation

800-DMRC (3672)

Mayaro/Rio Claro Regional Corporation

800-4MRC (4672)

 Penal/Debe Regional Corporation

800-PDRC (7372)

Point Fortin Borough Corporation

800-PFCB (7322)

Port-of-Spain City Corporation

800-PSCC (7722)

Princes Town Regional Corporation

800-PTRC (7872)

 San Fernando City Corporation

800-SCDU (7238)

Sangre Grande Regional Corporation

800-SGRC (7472)

San Juan/Laventille Regional Corporation

800-SLRC (7572)

Siparia Regional Corporation

800-4SRC (4772)

Tunapuna/Piarco Regional Corporation

800-TPRC (8772)

Tobago Emergency Management Agency

211

 

 

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