T&T Braces as ODPM issues weather ‘Orange’ alert

The ODPM would like to remind citizens to prepare for possible Adverse Weather, which is expected to affect T&T from the morning of Sunday 22nd September to Monday 23rd September 2019.

The Met Office has upgraded the Adverse Weather Alert to Orange Level. Orange level means that should a hazard event occur e.g. excessive rainfall, there could be a high risk to public safety, livelihoods and property, if persons are unprepared.

This heavy and pro­longed rain­fall is fore­cast to trig­ger street, flash and even pos­si­ble river­ine flood­ing across Trinidad and To­ba­go Sun­day through Mon­day.

This heavy rain­fall may al­so be ac­com­pa­nied by gusty winds, at times above 65 kilo­me­tres per hour.

Wind gusts at this strength can down trees, util­i­ty poles, and lines which may block roads and cause lo­cal­ized pow­er out­ages. There may be in some instances roof and property dam­age.

Seas are al­so fore­cast to be af­fect­ed, be­com­ing mod­er­ate to rough be­tween late Sat­ur­day through ear­ly Tues­day, with waves up to 4.0 me­ters in open wa­ters.

The ODPM advises all to : Review and update your Family Communication Plan and ensure that everyone in your household has a copy. Keep emergency contacts such as first responders readily accessible or memorized in case you have to make that call.

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