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Local unstable conditions expected to continue over the next 12-18 hours

In its most recent Information Bulletin, the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Services has indicated that unstable local conditions are producing overcast skies and the occasional showers and thundershowers. These conditions are expected to periodically continue for the next 12 to 18 hours.

There is therefore a strong possibility of street and flash flooding coupled with gusty winds in areas of heavy downpour. There also exists the increased possibility of landslides occurring in hilly areas along the Main Ridge in Tobago and in the areas in northern Trinidad. Citizens in these areas are advised to remain vigilant.

In light of this, the ODPM, as the lead coordinator for crises and emergencies, has put first responder agencies (municipal corporations, Trinidad and Tobago Fire Service, Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force and the Ministry of Works and Transport) on high alert in the event that immediate assistance needs to be rendered.

We underscore the following:-

  • Stay calm, alert and cautious.
  • If intense rainfall occurs and there is flooding, do not walk or drive through flood waters. Stay inside until water levels have subsided.
  • Be cautious when driving along hillsides or landslide prone areas.

The ODPM reminds all citizens that if they have been affected by this weather, they must contact their municipal corporation or the ODPM at 800 6376.

The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Services, as the nation’s early warning provider, will advise the ODPM and the national community if there is a drastic change.

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

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