Moderate To Heavy Showers And Thundershowers To Affect Parts Of Trinidad
August 31, 2013:
According to the 12:45p.m Information Bulletin released by the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service, parts of Trinidad, particularly western and northern areas, are forecast to experience moderate to heavy showers and the isolated thundershower. This weather is as a result of local thermal dynamics.
Winds may gust in excess of 50 km/hr in heavy showers and thundershowers. Street/flash flooding is expected in heavy downpours. Rainfall accumulations of between 20 – 30 millimeters, or greater in some locations, can be expected from this rainfall event. Gradual improvement is expected towards evening.
The ODPM, as the lead coordinator of emergency management, has put the first responder agencies (TT Fire Service, TT Defence Force and the municipal corporations) on alert so that immediate assistance can be rendered if any adverse impact occurs. Please see the ODPM’s facebook and website for more information on how to prepare for and respond to flooding and landslides as well additional tips on creating a family emergency plan. In the meanwhile the following are some simple tips to help protect your property:
· Be extra vigilant and cautious at this time
· Elevate valuables and place important documents in sealed containers or bags
· Look out for collapsed pavements and fallen rocks
· Do not walk / drive through flood waters
We continue to underscore that Trinidad and Tobago is not under any Tropical Storm threat, watch or warning.
Courtesy the ODPM