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July 06 - showers and thundershowers expected in some areas - 4 to 6 hours

Public Advisory

Wednesday July 06, 2011 – 9:30 a.m.

 

Showers and isolated thundershowers expected over the next 4 to 6 hours

 

Today, the TT Meteorological Service has advised that our weather will be impacted over the next 4 to 6 hours by the Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone. As a result, both islands but more specifically, Trinidad may experience a period of showers and isolated thundershowers. It is expected that this showery activity will move over southern Trinidad in stages.

It is important to note that parts of south Trinidad may experience 25-30 mm of rainfall, thus causing street/flash flooding. Gusty winds in excess of 45km/hr can also occur in areas that experience heavy downpour.

In light of this, the ODPM, as the lead coordinator for crises and emergencies, has put all first responder agencies (disaster management units of the municipal corporations, Trinidad and Tobago Fire Service, Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force, Trinidad and Tobago Police Service, the Ministry of Works, the Ministry of 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.

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

  

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