Sunday 27 September, 2020

Tropical Storm warning is old news, ODPM says

CNC3s Golda Lee Bruce

CNC3s Golda Lee Bruce

Members of the public are advised that Trinidad and Tobago is not under any tropical storm watch, threat or warning and there will be school tomorrow.

The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management sought to dispel the rumour after it received reports that a news clip had been circulating on social media site WhatsApp with the statements.

CNC3's Golda Lee Bruce, in an eight-minute clip, noted that all schools would be closed "tomorrow", however, the news item was recorded prior to the passing of Tropical Storm Bret in June.

The ODPM, via its Instagram account, said "this news clip is being forwarded via WhatsApp groups and different social media platforms as current footage, please be advised this is not related to any current weather updates being issued in relation to the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Office's latest Information Bulletin 2. Citizens are asked to be mindful of the misuse of past cnc3 news clips."

A Tropical Wave was, however, reported east of Trinidad and Tobago, accompanied by 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.

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