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Media Release Sunday June 9, 2013 – 6:00pm
TTMET FORECASTS MODERATE TO HEAVY RAINFALL AND THUNDERSHOWER ACTIVITY OVERNIGHT According to the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service, Trinidad and Tobago are currently experiencing few cloudy periods with accompanying rain and showers. The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service is agreeing with Model outputs of deteriorating weather conditions, particularly over Trinidad, overnight into early morning. Intermittent rain and showers some of which would be moderate to heavy, and at times thundery, are therefore anticipated. The rainfall activity is as a result of the passage of a Tropical Wave. Rainfall accumulations are forecast to be between 20 to 25 millimetres. Noting the amount of rainfall that is forecast to occur, the possibility of moderate to severe cases of localized street and flash flooding is likely in the vicinity of prolonged rainfall or heavy downpours. Gusty winds in excess of 45 km/hr at times are also possible.

The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service is closely monitoring this weather situation alongside the ODPM and will update the public accordingly. First responder agencies are on alert in order to render assistance to those who may be impacted. Citizens are asked to remain vigilant and to please continue to contact the ODPM’s customer care centre at 511 for information and to report any adverse effects experienced. Please listen to reports from broadcast stations and see the ODPM’s facebook/twitter and website for more information on how to prepare for and respond to flooding and landslides.

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In the meanwhile the following are some simple tips to help protect life and 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

Please note that Trinidad and Tobago is currently not under any tropical storm threat, watch or warning.
ENDS Issued by:Public Information, Education and Community Outreach Unit publicinfo.odpm@gmail.com
For more information, please contact:-511 Emergency Call Centre

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