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PUBLIC ADVISORY #25 - ADVERSE WEATHER ALERT #2

PUBLIC ADVISORY #25

Wednesday 31st October, 2018                                             2:15 P.M.

 

ADVERSE WEATHER ALERT #2 – YELLOW LEVEL 

 

The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service (TTMS) has issued Adverse Weather Alert #2 – Yellow Level for Trinidad and Tobago, extending the period of adverse weather from today - Wednesday 31st October, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. to Friday 2nd November, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. Yellow level means that there is the potential for negative impacts. However, damage can be avoided if persons take the necessary precautions to preserve life and property.

For more information regarding the adverse weather alert, please visit the TTMS’ website at http://www.metoffice.gov.tt/early_warning.

The National Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC) urges all persons to remain vigilant in light of the Adverse Weather Alert, by taking the following necessary precautions to preserve life and property.

1.      Pre-position sandbags around your property, especially if your area or property has a history of flooding;

2.      Clear drains around your property;

3.      Clear debris from gutters and downspouts;

4.      Place important personal documents, valuables and vital medical supplies into a waterproof bag or container in an accessible location;

5.      Activate your 72-hour plan and ensure you have enough food, water and medical supplies for at least three (3) days;

6.      Prepare a household emergency plan. Know how your family will communicate and remain updates if separated;

7.      Keep a list of emergency telephone numbers on display on your refrigerator or anywhere easily accessible to everyone in your household;

8.      Learn the hotline numbers of your municipal corporation, especially your Disaster Management Unit number or TEMA (see attached);

9.      Monitor weather conditions before leaving the house;

10.  Listen or look out for further updates on television, radio and/or social media from official sources.

If where you live, work or travel is affected by the adverse weather, here are some tips to keep you and your family safe:

1.      After heavy rainfall, stay inside until water levels have subsided and it is safe to venture outside;

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

3.      Do not walk or drive through flood waters;

4.      Avoid entering floodwaters, if you must walk through a flood, use a stick to determine the firmness of the ground as well as the depth of the water in front of you;

5.      Practice electrical safety - In the event of flooding, turn off electrical power to your home or business;

6.      Do not allow your children to play in flood waters. Flood waters may contain sharp objects, such as glass or metal fragments, that can cause injury and lead to infection;

7.      Stay away from drains, culverts and flood waters. Swiftly moving shallow water can be deadly, and even shallow standing water can be dangerous for small children;

8.      Practice good hygiene (hand washing) after contact with flood waters;

9.      Drink clean or preferably boiled water.

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

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

 


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Ministry of Rural Development and Local Government’s

Disaster Management Units

Contact Listing

 

Name of Corporation/Agency

Address

Hotline Numbers

Arima Borough Corporation

Arima Garage Workshop, O'Meara Road, Arima.

800-2ABC (2222)

Chaguanas Borough Corporation

Main Administration Building, Cumberbatch Street, Chaguanas,

800-DCBC (3222)

Couva/Tabaquite/Talparo Regional Corporation

Railway Road, Couva.

800-CTTC (2882)

Diego Martin Regional Corporation

Orchid Drive, Petit Valley.

800-DMRC (3672)

Mayaro/Rio Claro Regional Corporation

Corner Dougdeen and Deverteil Streets, Rio Claro.

800-4MRC (4672)

 Penal/Debe Regional Corporation

#218A S.S Erin Road, Debe.

800-PDRC (7372)

Point Fortin Borough Corporation

#26-30 George Road Mahaica.

800-PFCB (7322)

Port-of-Spain City Corporation

129, Quarry Street, East Dry River, Port of Spain.

800-PSCC (7722)

Princes Town Regional Corporation

PTRC Transport Building, Corner French and Tramline Street, Princes Town.

800-PTRC (7872)

 San Fernando City Corporation

Harris Promenade, San Fernando.

800-SCDU (7238)

Sangre Grande Regional Corporation

Main Administration Building, Ramdass Street, Sangre Grande.

800-SGRC (7472)

San Juan/Laventille Regional Corporation

UB Highway, Mt. Hope.

800-SLRC (7572)

Siparia Regional Corporation

Siparia Regional Corporation, High Street, Siparia.

800-4SRC (4772)

Tunapuna/Piarco Regional Corporation

Macoya Road Extension, Macoya.

800-TPRC (8772)

Tobago Emergency Management Agency (TEMA)

Fairfield Complex, Bacolet Street (64.62 mi)
Scarborough, Tobago

211


ENDS

Issued by: Public Information, Education and Community Outreach Unit

For further information, please call:

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

 

To download the press release, please click here. 

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