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PUBLIC ADVISORY #8 Monday 1st January, 2018 – 6:45 pm

Monday 1st January, 2018 – 6:45 pm

ODPM updates safety information on inclement weather conditions and maintains a Level One Activation
The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management (ODPM), as the lead coordinator of disaster management, remains in contact with all first responder agencies (the Municipal Corporations of the Ministry of Rural Development and Local Government (MORDLG), TT Fire Service, TT Defence Force, TT Police Service, Emergency Support Functions of the National Emergency Operation Centre (NEOC) and Strategic Services Agency–Fusion Centre) to ensure immediate assistance can be rendered if called upon due to continued inclement weather conditions.

The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service’s (TTMS) Flood Bulletin # 6 advising of the Inclement Weather Bulletin, Riverine Flood Alert and Rough Seas Bulletins is still in effect, until further amended.

The Ministry of Rural Development and Local Government (MORDLG) has reported to the ODPM that they remain in full control of the situation and that no evacuation is required at this time. The ODPM maintains consistent communication with the MORDLG’s Chief Disaster Coordinator and continues to activate its mechanism, the National Emergency Operation Centre (NEOC) at Level One to render support if requested. All Emergency Support Functions of the NEOC remain on standby.

The MORDLG will provide further updates on passible and impassable roads, in accordance with their assessment teams on the field in impacted areas, please be guided accordingly.

The ODPM will like to underline that though conditions have improved, Flood Bulletin #6 is still in effect and persons in low lying or flood prone areas are still asked to be vigilant. Vulnerable citizens and the general public are advised to still ensure they follow these safety tips:
1) After heavy rainfall, stay inside until water levels have subsided and it is safe to venture outside;
2) Do not walk/drive through flood waters;
3) Be cautious when walking/driving along hillsides or landslide-prone areas;
4) Pay attention to regular updates on all media for any changes in the weather conditions;
5) Be prepared and maintain your Family Emergency Kit;
6) Contact your respective Disaster Management Unit if impacted and in need of assistance (see attached).

The ODPM continues to work closely with the Ministry of Rural Development and Local Government to lend resources and other support as we keep monitoring present weather conditions.
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Issued by:
Public Information, Education and Community Outreach Unit
publicinfo.odpm@gmail.com
For further information, please Call:
ODPM’s Customer Call Centre 511/ TEMA’s Hotline 211

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Regional Corporation (Disaster Management Unit) Hotline Numbers
Diego Martin Regional Corporation 800-DMRC (3672)
San Juan/Laventille Regional Corporation 800-SLRC (7572)
Arima Borough Corporation 800-2ABC (2222)
Tunapuna/Piarco Regional Corporation 800-TPRC (8272)
Port-of-Spain City Corporation 800-PSCC (7722)
Sangre Grande Regional Corporation 800-SGRC (7472)
Chaguanas Borough Corporation 800-DCBC (3222)
Couva/Tabaquite/Talparo Regional Corporation 800-CTTC (2882)
Mayaro/Rio Claro Regional Corporation 800-4MRC (4672)
Princes Town Regional Corporation 800-PTRC (7872)
Point Fortin Borough Corporation 800-PFCB (7322)
San Fernando City Corporation 800-SCDU (7238)
Penal/Debe Regional Corporation 800-PDRC (7372)
Siparia Regional Corporation 800-4SRC (4772)

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