Sunday 20 October, 2019

Update: Met Office adverse weather alert at Yellow Level

Update September 23, 2019:

The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service has reverted its adverse weather alert to yellow, following the passage of Tropical Storm Karen.

In an update on Monday, the Met Office said there was a medium chance of showers (60 percent), which could result in street/flash flooding.

The Met Office said land surfaces are still relatively saturated which increases the likelihood of flooding as well as landslides/landslips in areas so prone.

Gusts in excess of 55km/h are also possible near heavy showers and thunderstorms. River levels are also relatively high and are being monitored.

Red Alert for riverine flooding remains in effect.

 

Original story:

The Met Office has raised the adverse weather alert from orange to red.

It took effect from 6 am on Sunday and will end on Monday at 8pm.

The Met Office said periods of heavy to intense showers and or thunderstorms are likely.

Heavy and intense downpours are expected to result in street and flash flooding.

Gusty winds in excess of 65 kilometres per hour can be expected.

The risk of landslides and landslips is very high in areas so prone.

Sea conditions are also likely to become occasionally rough.

The Met Office said adequate preparations should be made to safeguard life and property.

Persons who live in areas that are susceptible to flooding, especially areas along the main river courses and tributaries are also asked to be prepared.

Citizens are also asked to create a safety plan in case of emergency.                      

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