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PUBLIC ADVISORY #1 - Prepare for Hazardous Sea Conditions

PUBLIC ADVISORY #1

Saturday 29th December, 2018                                                         10:50 a.m.

Prepare for Hazardous Sea Conditions

The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service (TTMS) has issued Hazardous Seas Alert #1- Yellow Level for coastal and offshore waters around Tobago, North and East of Trinidad for the period Saturday 29th December, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. to Monday 31st December, 2018 at 5:00 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 strong low-level winds are agitating sea conditions to the North and East of Trinidad and around Tobago with waves expected to reach up to 2.8 metres in open waters.

 

The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management (ODPM) joins with the TTMS in advising all sea bathers, fishermen, and small craft operators to carefully monitor sea conditions and take the necessary action to preserve life and property.

 

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

 

  • Avoid entering the sea if unnecessary.
  • Exercise caution in coastal and offshore waters.
  • Be alert for large waves and dangerous currents.
  • Follow the instructions of lifeguards.
  • Monitor updates from the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service (TTMS).

 

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 cancellations. 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

 

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