Wednesday 21 November, 2018

Stuart: No tsunami warning for T&T; officers out to assist

There is no tsunami warning for Trinidad and Tobago at this time.

This is according to National Security Minister Stuart Young.

Young made the comment as he addressed the nation this evening, after a powerful 6.9 earthquake struck off Trinidad and Tobago around 5:31 pm on Tuesday.

β€œAt this stage there is no need to panic. At this stage, there is no tsunami watch or warning for Trinidad and Tobago,” Minister Young informed.

The National Security Minister also assured that all officers are out in their numbers to assist.

β€œThere are some areas without electricity. T&TEC is already addressing those issues in both Trinidad and Tobago. There are some traffic lights that are down. The Commissioner of Police has asked all police officers to be out on duty, to be out on the streets monitoring.”

The Minister added that there were no reports of severe injuries and fatalities.

However, he warned there may be aftershocks, so citizens should remain vigilant.

Citizens are urged to call 999 or the ODPM, if they have any concerns.


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