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.