Wednesday 17 July, 2019

Watch:Weather conditions intensify in Tobago; flash flooding reported

The Tobago Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) has confirmed that weather conditions are becoming more severe in Tobago, as the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) intensifies over Trinidad and Tobago.

Mr. Allan Stewart, Director of TEMA said that, “We can expect conditions such as flash flooding, landslides or land slippage and other hazards, as rainfall increases on the island.”

 

Mr. Stewart has also confirmed that there have been reports of flash flooding in areas such as Speyside, Bacolet, Delaford and landslide activity in Mason Hall, Castara, L’anse Fourmi and Hope, where the road has become impassable.

According to Mr. Stewart, as a result of the increase in activity due to the adverse weather conditions, TEMA has activated the Tobago Emergency Operation Centre, which includes all first responder units and agencies on the island.

Chief Secretary Kelvin Charles is advising residents in Tobago to be vigilant and cautious at this time.

Mr. Charles said the Tobago House of Assembly is committed to the safety of all residents and visitors of Tobago and assures the public that TEMA is working assiduously to maintain stability and safety throughout Tobago.

 

 

 

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