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PUBLIC ADVISORY #6 - ADVERSE WEATHER #3

PUBLIC ADVISORY #6

Friday 16th November, 2018                                                             9:34 A.M.

ADVERSE WEATHER ALERT #3 – YELLOW LEVEL

 

The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service (TTMS) has updated the Adverse Weather Alert, extending the period of inclement weather to today, Friday 16th November, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.

TTMS indicates that periods of rainfall with the low chance of thunderstorm activity are likely mainly over Trinidad. Street and flash flooding, gusty winds and landslides/landslips are possible near heavy showers and thunderstorms. These conditions are as a result of the Inter Tropical Convergence Zone (ITZC), however, conditions are expected to gradually improve. For more information on the Adverse Weather Alert update, please visit http://www.metoffice.gov.tt/early_warning

The Riverine Flood Alert #1 – Orange Level remains in effect for communities located along Trinidad’s main river courses and associated tributaries for the period Thursday 15th November, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. to Friday 16th November, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.

The Hazardous Seas Alert #1 – Yellow Level remains in effect for coastal and offshore waters of Tobago and the eastern coastline of Trinidad for the period Wednesday 14th November, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. to Saturday 17th November, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.

The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management (ODPM) would like residents and visitors to ‘Get Ready and Stay Ready’ by implementing the following safety measures:

 

  1. Place sandbags around your property, especially if your area or property has a history of flooding;
  2. Cover internal drainage holes with sandbags e.g. toilet, shower, bath and floor drains to stop backflow of flood waters;
  3. Move valuables to higher ground if possible;
  4. Lifting curtains, rugs and bedding, and removing items from low cupboards may be necessary, especially if your area or property has a history of flooding;
  5. Keep a list of emergency telephone numbers on display on your refrigerator or anywhere easily accessible to everyone in your household;
  6. Monitor weather conditions before leaving the house;
  7. After heavy rainfall, stay inside until water levels have subsided;
  8. Do not walk, play or drive through flood waters of unknown depth and current;
  9. Be cautious when walking /driving along hillsides or landslide-prone areas;
  10. If impacted by the adverse weather, please contact your Municipal Corporation or the Tobago Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) through its toll-free hotline numbers

 

If impacted by the adverse weather, please 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.
 

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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

 

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 public advisory, please click here.

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