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Tuesday, 04 October 2016 20:38

ODPM Advises Citizens To Be Vigilant Of Adverse Weather

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The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management (ODPM) is advising citizens to be vigilant of any adverse weather conditions further to the Information Bulletin issued by the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Office (TTMET) earlier today.

An active Tropical Wave is located to the east of Trinidad and Tobago and is expected to affect our nation tonight into tomorrow Wednesday 05th October, 2016. Gusty winds are expected to accompany showers and thundershowers and as such, there is a high chance of street/flash flooding in areas so prone. Citizens, especially commuters, are advised to be vigilant and cautious as they conduct their daily activities.

The ODPM, as the lead coordinator of emergency management, continues to work closely with all key stakeholders including the Tobago Emergency Management Agency (TEMA). Thus far, there have been no reported impacts in both islands. The ODPM reminds all citizens that should you be affected by this inclement weather, please contact our Customer Care Centre at 511 and visit our website www.odpm.gov.tt for additional safety tips.

Consequently, we continue to underscore the following:
• If you live in a flood-prone area, place furniture and appliances on a height from the ground and keep sand-bags easily accessible.
• After heavy rainfall, stay inside until water levels subside and venture outside only when it is confirmed safe.
• Do not walk / drive through flood waters.
• Be cautious and vigilant when walking /driving along hillsides or landslide prone areas.

Trinidad and Tobago is not currently under any Tropical Storm threat, Watch or Warning. The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Services is monitoring the weather situation and will advise the ODPM if the situation warrants.

 

 

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