The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management is advising all persons, especially those residing or traversing low-lying areas to be extra vigilant and to take the necessary actions to preserve life and property in light of the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Services Riverine Flooding Alert and Adverse Weather Alert.
It says persons should remain on alert for rising river levels and possible over-spill.
The ODPM is also advising persons to desist from intentionally driving or walking through flood waters.
It notes that vehicles do not provide adequate protection from flood waters and can be swept away or may stall in flood waters.
In its public advisory number four the Met Office says the Adverse Weather Alert #1 remains in effect until 8:00 pm.
It also issued Riverine Flood Alert #1 – Orange Level for communities located along Trinidad’s main river courses and associated tributaries, for the period Thursday November 15that 10:30 a.m. to Friday November 16that 6:00 p.m.
As a result of the adverse weather across Trinidad and Tobago, the ODPM has received reports of flooding and landslides.
The ODPM remains in contact with the Ministry of Rural Development and Local Government, the Ministry of Works and Transport and other support agencies to ensure immediate assistance can be rendered if called upon.
If impacted by the adverse weather, persons are urged to contact their respective Municipal Corporation or the Tobago Emergency Management Agency through its toll-free hotline numbers.
The ODPM noted that Trinidad and Tobago is not currently under any tropical storm or hurricane threat, watch or warning.