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ODPM Public Advisory - 17th November 2014 7:00 pm

PUBLIC ADVISORY

                 Monday 17th November, 2014 – 7:00 p.m.

 

The ODPM continues relief and assessment efforts in impacted areas.

 

The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management (ODPM)’s National Emergency Operation Centre remains partially activated at a Level Two and continues to provide relief items and Emergency Operations Support to impacted areas. The ODPM has sent additional supplies to the Rio Claro/Mayaro Regional Corporation on a seven (7) ton truck containing: 60 blankets, 50 mattresses, 60 packs of Meals Ready to Eat (MREs) and 50 bed sheet sets.

 

The ODPM  as the lead coordinator of disaster management, is in contact with all emergency agencies (National Operations Centre, TT Defence Force, TT Police Service TT Fire Service, Global Medical Response of Trinidad and Tobago (GMRTT), Ministry of Health, Ministry of People and Social Development, Ministry of Local Government, Ministry of Works and Infrastructure, Ministry of Transportation, Government Information Services Limited (GISL), Ministry of Planning and the Municipal Corporation Disaster Management Units) so that additional assistance can be coordinated for disaster response and relief. We will continue to send relief items as requested by the impacted municipal corporations. The ODPM’s Mobile Emergency Operations Centre also remains deployed in the Mayaro area overnight to assist relief efforts.

 

Additional items were not requested by the Sangre Grande Regional Corporation and the ODPM’s technical team monitored clean-up and relief activity. Impacted citizens are reminded that if they have been affected by adverse weather conditions, to please contact our Customer Care Centre at 511 and check our www.odpm.gov.tt for additional safety tips and take all measure to preserve life and property. Consequently, we continue to underscore the following:-

  • Avoid dangerous areas cordoned off by relevant authorities and listen for updates on alternative routes and traffic advisories.

  • The Manzanilla/Mayaro Road is still closed to the public.

  • Be vigilant of elevated waterways and weather advisories from the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Services.

     

    We underscore that Trinidad and Tobago is NOT currently under any Tropical Storm threat, Watch or Warning. The TT Meteorological Service is monitoring this weather condition and will advise the ODPM if there are any drastic changes, due to intensified weather conditions apart from the last flood bulletin issued at 4:00 pm on Monday 17th November, 2014.

     

    ENDS

    Issued by:

    Public Information, Education and Community Outreach Unit

    publicinfo.odpm@gmail.com

    For further information, please Call:

    ODPM’s Customer Call Centre 511

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