The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service (TTMS) has issued warnings and alerts for both Trinidad and Tobago, for tomorrow, Saturday 25 July 2020, when the region is expected to experience Tropical Storm Gonzalo.
According to advisories issued this afternoon by the Met Service, an Orange Level Tropical Storm Warning will be in effect for Tobago, tomorrow, from 8:00 am until 8:00 pm.
The TTMS notes that Tobago can expect to see periods of heavy to intense showers and / or thunderstorms are likely. It warns that heavy / intense downpours can result in street / flash flooding. Tobagonians also can expect gusty winds in excess of 85 km per hour, and there also is a high risk of landslides / landslips in areas so prone. Sea conditions also are likely to become occasionally rough.
Tobagonians are encouraged to take immediate actions to protect their lives, livelihoods and property, including:
- Stock up on food, water and medicine for at least seven days in waterproof containers.
- Secure loose outdoor objects and trim tree branches near your home.
- Prepare and pre-position sandbags if your area floods.
For Trinidad, a Yellow Level Adverse Weather will be in effect tomorrow, from 11:00 am until 8:00 pm.
Forecasters say there is a high chance (70%) of heavy showers or thunderstorms during the period. They warn of possible street / flash flooding, as well as landslides / landslips, in areas so prone. Citizens also need to be aware that gusty winds in excess of 65 km per hour can be experienced in the vicinity of heavy downpours.
According to the TTMS, the forecast weather instability is associated with the passage of Tropical Storm Gonzalo.
The Met Service is advising all citizens to continue monitor weather conditions and updates from official sources via their website at metoffice.gov.tt; and the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management, at odpm.gov.tt.