In light of the Tropical Cyclone Two, fifteen shelters will be activated in Tobago.
- Belle Garden Multipurpose Facility
- Bethesda Multi-Purpose facility
- Buccoo Multipurpose Facility
- Calder Hall Community Centre
- Canaan/Bon Accord Community Centre
- Carnbee/Mt.Pleasant Community Centre
- Castara Community Centre
- Charlotteville Methodist Primary School
- Des Vignes Road Government Primary School
- Golden Lane Community Centre
- Mason Hall Community Centre
- Lambeau Multi-Purpose Facility
- Parlatuvier Multi-Purpose Facility
- Speyside High School
- Pembroke Community Centre
These shelters shall be opened on Tuesday 24th June 2022, from 6:00 pm.
TEMA is cautioning persons residing in low-lying flood-prone areas, near river banks, and landslip-prone areas to be particularly vigilant and to take the necessary precautions to preserve life and property.
Precautionary Measures for Beachgoers, Boat Operators, and Marine Interests, Citizens, tourists, and all marine interests are urged to be alert and exercise caution when on the nation’s beaches and venturing out to sea.
Boat operators are advised to determine the safest place for their vessel to ride out the storm
Think about the adequacy of the present mooring or dock and evaluate what type of equipment is necessary to have onboard.
TEMA advises the public to take the necessary precautions to preserve life and property.
- Pack a “Grab and Go” bag to last at least 3 – 7 days in the event you and your family need to evacuate.
- Assemble a household emergency kit (water, food, medical supplies, radio, batteries, flashlight etc.)
- In light of COVID-19 guidelines, include extra face masks, gloves, hand sanitizers, and disinfectant sprays in your emergency kits, and Grab and Go bags.
- Charge all mobile devices.
- Reduce hazards in and around your property by trimming overhanging trees, clearing clogged drains, securing damaged roof sheetings, and any item that may become a projectile.
- After heavy rainfall, stay inside until water levels have subsided, and it is safe to venture outside.
- Be cautious when walking/driving along hillsides or landslide-prone areas.
- Do not walk or drive through floodwaters of unknown depth and current (remember as little as 6 inches of moving water could knock an adult off his/her feet).
- STAY AWAY from running water, drains, and culverts.
Swiftly moving shallow water could be deadly, and even shallow standing water could be dangerous for small children
- If flooding is imminent or occurring, evacuate to higher ground.
11.Complete your Emergency Plan in case a flood disrupts your regular route.
- Floodwaters can damage important documents.
Store important documents in a waterproof container or electronically.
- Reduce potential property damage by installing sandbags and elevating appliances.
- Practice electrical safety – In the event of flooding, disconnect all electrical power to your home, business or property.
- Pay attention to the television, radio, and social media for any changes in the weather conditions and updates.
In the event that persons are impacted by adverse weather, please contact the 211 Call Centre or TEMA at 660-7489.
To keep up-to-date with weather-related incidents, we urge the public to download our Mobile Application “Virtual Vision 3.0” at the Android Play Store or the Apple IOS App Store.
Please stay tuned to our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/TEMAEOC and on Instagram @temaeoc, as well as the Facebook pages of the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service and the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management for all the weather updates and preparedness tips.