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WEATHER: MET Office advises of Moderate to Heavy Showers and thundershowers…

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The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service has issued a bulletin at 3:00 pm informing the public the parts of Trinidad are currently experiencing moderate to heavy showers and isolated thundershowers.

This adverse weather is as a result of local thermal dynamics. Winds may gust in excess of 50 km/hr in heavy showers and thundershowers. Street/flash flooding is expected in heavy downpours and in flood prone locations from this rainfall activity.

Gradual improvement is expected towards evening.

Citizens are advised to be vigilant and cautious as they conduct their daily activities given forecast weather conditions. Be alert to any electrical discharges from thundercloud activity and adopt measures which would preserve life and property. 

The ODPM, as the lead coordinator of emergency management, has put the first responder agencies (TT Fire Service, TT Defence Force and the municipal corporations) on alert so that immediate assistance can be rendered if any adverse impact occurs. 

There have been reports of flooding emerging from the Chaguanas area.

The ODPM reminds all citizens that if they have been affected by this inclement weather, to please contact our Customer Care Centre at 511 and check our website www.odpm.gov.tt for additional safety tips. 

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 Service is monitoring this weather condition and will advise the ODPM if there is a drastic change.

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