ODPM advises citizens to delay travel in affected areas

PUBLIC ADVISORY #3 - Delay Travel in Affected Areas

Monday 13th August, 2018   2:30 P.M.

As a result of continuous heavy rainfall, numerous areas across Trinidad continue to experience flash and riverine flooding.

While persons are anxious to travel out of affected areas, especially in the City of Port of Spain.

The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management (ODPM) wishes to advise all persons to delay travel for approximately 1 – 2 hours. This will reduce traffic congestion and personal risk.

Reports have indicated that flood waters have already begun to subside in Port of Spain and other impacted areas.

Citizens should continue to monitor the website and social media profiles of the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service and the ODPM for weather forecasts, alerts, warnings and cancelations. Visit www.metoffice.gov.tt or www.odpm.gov.tt.

The ODPM reminds all citizens if impacted by the adverse weather to contact your Municipal Corporation or the Tobago Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) through its toll-free hotline numbers.

WE WISH TO UNDERSCORE THAT TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO IS NOT CURRENTLY UNDER ANY TROPICAL STORM OR HURRICANE THREAT, WATCH OR WARNING.

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