Torrential rainfall is sweeping across parts of Trinidad and Tobago at this time,and the Met Office has raised it's alert level to Orange, meaning that citizens should prepare.
At 1.30p.m today, the Met Office issued this:
The alert level has been elevated and is now at orange, as an intense tropical wave is likely to affect T&T between Sunday 22nd (6:00am) and Monday 23rd (8:00pm).
🔸Adverse Weather Alert #2: Orange Level: https://www.metoffice.gov.tt/early_warning
Analysis of latest data has increased the certainty of impactful weather. On the risk matrix, a high certainty of severe impacts takes us to the orange level.
A tropical wave is expected to move through the area between Sunday 22nd and Monday 23rd.Periods of heavy to intense showers and/or thunderstorms are likely. Heavy/intense downpours are expected to result in street/flash flooding. Gusty winds in excess of 65 km/hr can be expected. The risk of landslides/landslips is very high in areas so prone. Sea conditions are also likely to become occasionally rough.
The Local Government Ministry also issued this advisory.
Sand bags are available at the various Municipal Corporations today! Contact your Corporation to confirm collection times.
See below for some pick up points and times starting from 12 noon today!
⚠️Sandbags can be collected in the Mayaro / Rio Claro Region at any of the 3 MRCRC locations :
1. DMU – Corner De Verteuil and Dougdeen Streets, Rio Claro.
2. Mayaro Sub Office – Radix Village, Mayaro.
3. Biche Sub Office – Corner of Villafana & Baptiste Streets, Biche.
Interested persons can collect sandbags:
Saturday (21/9/2019) = 12pm - 5 pm
Sunday (22/9/2019) = 8am - 4pm
⚠️ Couva/ Tabaquite /Talparo Regional Corporation DMU's office will be open to members of the public for the collection of sandbags on:
Saturday 21st - 12.30pm to 4pm.
Sunday 22nd - 9am to 3pm.
⚠️Penal/Debe Regional Corporation's sandbag collection time is 3-5pm on Saturday 21 September, 2019
⚠️ The Sangre Grande Regional Corporation DMU will be distributing sand bags from 12 Noon today
⚠️ PTRC DMU:
Sunday from 10am - 12noon
⚠️Tunapuna/ Piarco Regional Corporation DMU 4 -6 p.m. today.
⚠️Point Fortin Borough Corporation DMU
Sunday 10 - 12
⚠️ Arima Borough Corporation