Information from the Meteorological Office of Trinidad and Tobago suggests that Tobago is no longer at great risk from severe weather conditions, as the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) has since passed over the island and no longer threatens severe or heavy rainfall.
However, persons are being advised to continue being vigilant and cautious and to take the necessary measures to ensure personal safety.
Director of TEMA, Allan Stewart, has advised that while Tobago is now outside the danger zone, showers are expected throughout the day.
Stewart has also confirmed that TEMA is currently engaged in treating with reports, conducting initial damage assessment exercises around Tobago and checking for potential land slippage that may pose a threat to motorists on the island’s roadways.
In light of the changing weather conditions in Tobago, Executive Chairman of the Tobago Festivals Commission, George Leacock has confirmed that the Tobago Blue Food Festival will take place today, October 21, at the Bloody Bay grounds.
However, Leacock has advised that persons should walk with umbrellas.
Chief Secretary Kelvin Charles is urging those residing in Tobago to remember their Trinidad brothers and sisters in prayer, as they grapple with the aftermath of the floods caused by the heavy rainfall.
Charles is also encouraging the people of Tobago to get involved and contribute to the THA’s #LOVEisGIVING relief effort or other relief efforts that have been mobilized around Tobago.