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Rainfall Episode is Forecast to Affect Trinidad and Tobago For at Least the Next 4-6 Hours.

Public Advisory

Wednesday July 27, 2011 – 1:45 p.m

 

Rainfall Episode is Forecast to Affect Trinidad and Tobago For at Least the Next 4-6 Hours.

Today, the TT Meteorological Service has advised in their 12:00 p.m bulletin that our weather will continue to be impacted by activity associated with an approaching Tropical wave. Therefore various areas of Trinidad will continue to experience intermittent periods of rain/showers and the isolated thundershowers over the next 4-6 hours.

 

It is important to note that rainfall accumulation of 15-25 millimetres can occur in some areas. Street/flash flooding and gusty winds can also occur in areas that experience heavy downpour. Small river courses may become quickly inundated and therefore residents living in close vicinity to such rivers are asked to exercise caution. Landslips are also likely in areas so prone.

 

The ODPM reminds all citizens that if they have been adversely affected, they must contact their municipal corporation or800 6376.

 

Consequently, we continue to underscore the following:-

 

  • After heavy rainfall, stay inside until water levels have subsided and it is safe to venture outside.
  • 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.

 

 

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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