The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service (TTMS) has issued an Adverse Weather Alert for the period Saturday 7th July, 2018 12:00 am to Saturday 7th July, 2018 2:00 pm.
The TTMS has advised that Trinidad and Tobago should expect showers and isolated thunderstorms.
Gusty winds and street or flash flooding are likely in areas of heavy downpours. This event is due to the Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ).
The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service has not placed Trinidad and Tobago under any hurricane threat, watch or warning.
Hurricane Beryl on its current track poses no direct threat to Trinidad and Tobago.
The National Emergency Operation Centre (NEOC) and the TTMS say they will continue to monitor conditions and will issue an updated advisory if warranted.
The ODPM would like citizens to Get Ready and Stay Ready for adverse weather conditions, by implementing the following steps:
1. Monitor weather conditions and advisories from official sources before leaving home, school or work;
2. Activate your 72-hour plan and ensure you have enough food, water, and medical supplies for at least three (3) days;
3. Pre-position sandbags around your property, especially if your area or property has a history of flooding;
4. If there are signs that flooding is about to occur near your property, move important items to a higher floor if possible;
5. After heavy rainfall, stay inside until water levels have subsided;
6. Be attentive when driving along routes in hilly areas, such as the North Coast Road or Lady Young Road. While landslides can occur without warning, listen and look out for any unusual sounds or signs such as trees cracking or boulders knocking together, that might indicate moving debris. If possible, drive with your windows down and without music;
7. Do not walk or drive through flood waters of unknown depth and current;
8. Keep your children safe, do not allow your children to play in flood waters;
9. Stay away from drains, culverts and flood waters;
10. Practice good hygiene (hand washing) after contact with flood waters;
11. Learn the toll-free hotline numbers of your Municipal Corporation (see attachment).