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Periods of showers causing swollen rivers in NE and SE Trinidad

Through its most recent Information Bulletin, the TT Meteorological Services has advised that atmospheric instability is causing long periods of rain and showers in North East and South East Trinidad. While these showers have not been intense (and are not expected to be), they still have the potential to cause swollen river courses and flooding in low lying areas.

In light of this, waterlogged grounds are also likely and landslips can occur in areas so prone such as the Northern Range and Main Ridge in Tobago.

All first responder agencies such as the TT Fire Service, TT Defence Force and the municipal corporations remain active and on high alert so that immediate assistance can be rendered to areas that may experience heavy inundation. The ODPM reminds all citizens that if they have been adversely affected, they must contact their municipal corporation or 800 6376.

Consequently, stress the following:-

  • After heavy rainfall, stay inside until water levels have subsided and it is safe to venture outside.
  • Move to upper levels of your building if lower levels are threatened
  • Do not walk / drive through flood waters.
  • Be cautious when walking /driving along hillsides or landslide prone areas.

Trinidad and Tobago is NOT currently under any Tropical Storm threat, Watch or Warning. The TT Meteorological Services is monitoring this weather condition and will advise the ODPM if there is a drastic change.

ENDS

Contact:
Public Information, Education and Community Outreach Unit
868 640 1285 ext 14240/ publicinformation@odpm.gov.tt

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