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Reorganised ITCZ To Produce Moderate To Heavy Showers In Trinidad and Tobago

Public Advisory

Wednesday June 29, 2011 – 11:00 a.m.

 

Reorganised ITCZ To Produce Moderate To Heavy Showers In Trinidad and Tobago

 

Today, the TT Meteorological Service has advised that our weather will continue to be impacted by the Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone. Trinidad and Tobago is expected to experience moderate to heavy showers and the isolated thundershowers over the next 3-5 hours. Tobago however is anticipated to experience heavier rainfall.

 

It is important to note that street/flash flooding, gusty winds in excess of 45km/hr can also occur in areas that experience heavy downpour. There also exists the possibility of landslides occurring in Tobago due to the heavy rainfall. Citizens are advised to remain vigilant and cautious especially in areas that are prone to landslips and landslides.

 

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

 

We underscore the following:-

  • Stay calm, alert and cautious.
  • If 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.

 

If citizens have been adversely affected by this weather, they must contact their municipal corporation or the ODPM at 800 6376.

 

Additionally, the Hurricane and rainy seasons have begun and as a result, we remind citizens to continue to take the necessary measures to safeguard life and property.Our country is not under any tropical storm threat, watch or warning at this time.

 

Visit www.odpm.gov.tt, peruse our Facebook page: ODPMTT or call 640 1285 for more information on family preparedness and preparedness at the community level.

 

Issued by:

Public Information, Education and Community Outreach Unit

For further information, please contact:

Dr Stephen Ramroop, Chief Executive Officer

868 789 2779/ publicinfo.odpm@gmail.com

 

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