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Rainfall and showers expected to continue into the evening and night

Friday November 26, 2010 – 3:19 p.m. -

Through its Information Bulletin, the TT Meteorological Services has advised that showers are expected to continue over both islands into the evening and night. In light of this, waterlogged grounds and swollen river courses are likely. Landslips can also occur in areas so prone (Northern Range in Trinidad and Main Ridge in Tobago).

Although river courses in Central and South Trinidad remain contained at this time, residents in close proximity to river courses (and in particular, the Caroni River), must continue to exercise caution and remain vigilant. Residents in North East Trinidad must remain guarded and continue adopting all safety measures.

All first responder agencies such as the TT Fire Service, TT Defence Force and the municipal corporations remain active and on high alert so that immediate assistance can be rendered to areas that may experience heavy inundation. The ODPM reminds all citizens that if they have been adversely affected, they must contact their municipal corporation or 800 6376.

Consequently, stress the following:-

  • After heavy rainfall, stay inside until water levels have subsided and it is safe to venture outside.
  • Move to upper levels of your building if lower levels are threatened
  • 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.

Public Information, Education and Community Outreach Unit
868 640 1285 ext 14240/

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