The Minister of Rural Development and Local Government, Senator the Honourable Kazim Hosein, wishes to advise that the Municipal Emergency Operations Centre of the Ministry has been partially activated following reports of flooding across the country.
Minister Hosein urges all citizens to be cautious when traversing areas where the impact of inclement weather, such as flooding and fallen trees, have been confirmed saying, “We have received several reports of areas where water levels are very high and the DMUs are on site lending assistance where they can. I encourage members of the public to contact their respective Disaster Management Unit through the 24hr Hotline Numbers in the case of flooding or any other problems in their area.”
Citizens are also advised to keep abreast of warnings and updates from the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service (MET Office), Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management (ODPM) and other reputable sources for timely and accurate information.
The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service (MET Office) has issued a Riverine Flood Alert #1 – Yellow level for surrounding areas of smaller rivers and tributaries, particularly in southern Trinidad.