Tuesday 20 August, 2019

Met Office: Tropical wave approaching T&T

(UPDATE October 24, 2017: Another bulletin has been issued for rain within the next 12-24 hours.)

More rain is coming. 

The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service said on Monday around midday that an active Tropical Wave was located east of Trinidad and Tobago with accompanying showers and thundershowers.

Over the next 24 hours, as the wave progresses over Trinidad and Tobago, light to moderate showers are expected in varying localities, with a 60% (medium) chance of heavy showers or thundershowers in a few areas.

The main area of activity however, is forecast to remain east of Trinidad and Tobago today.

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The Met Office warns that street/flash flooding is likely in areas of heavy or prolonged downpours and gusty winds may accompany thundershowers.

Given the current state of some areas that remain inundated from the recent rainfall event, additional rainfall may exacerbate the situation.

Citizens are advised to be vigilant and cautious as they conduct their activities and all necessary measures MUST be taken to preserve life and property from adverse weather conditions.

The Met Office said however that Trinidad and Tobago is not under any Tropical Storm Watch or Warning.

The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service said it will continue to closely monitor this weather event and will issue another bulletin at 6 p.m. Monday or earlier if the situation warrants.

Disaster Management Contacts

ODPM emergency - 511

Tobago Emergency Relief – 211

Police Rapid Response - 999

Fire Service – 990

Ambulance - 811

Regional Corporation (Disaster Management Unit)

 Hotline Numbers

Diego Martin Regional Corporation

 800-DMRC (3672)

San Juan/Laventille Regional Corporation

 800-SLRC (7572)

Arima Borough Corporation

 800-2ABC (2222)

Tunapuna/Piarco Regional Corporation

 800-TPRC (8272)

Port-of-Spain City Corporation

 800-PSCC (7722)

Sangre Grande Regional Corporation

 800-SGRC (7472)

Chaguanas Borough Corporation

 800-DCBC (3222)

Couva/Tabaquite/Talparo Regional Corporation

 800-CTTC (2882)

Mayaro/Rio Claro Regional Corporation

 800-4MRC (4672)

Princes Town Regional Corporation

 800-PTRC (7872)

Point Fortin Borough Corporation

 800-PFCB (7322)

 San Fernando City Corporation

 800-SCDU (7238)

 Penal/Debe Regional Corporation

 800-PDRC (7372)

 Siparia Regional Corporation

 800-4SRC (4772)

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