The Trinidad and To­ba­go Me­te­o­ro­log­i­cal Ser­vice (TTMS) has advise that per­sons re­sid­ing or work­ing in flood-prone or land­slip prone ar­eas are urged to be ex­tra vig­i­lant and to take the nec­es­sary steps to pre­serve life and prop­er­ty.

Per­sons are al­so urged to se­cure all loose items around your prop­er­ty, such as tools and fur­ni­ture that can be­come mis­siles dur­ing high winds.

Yel­low lev­el means there is a mod­er­ate risk to pub­lic safe­ty, liveli­hoods and prop­er­ty.

Con­di­tions may cause dis­rup­tions in a few places. How­ev­er, the lev­el of dis­rup­tion can be re­duced if per­sons mon­i­tor con­di­tions and re­duce their lev­el of ex­po­sure.

As the in­clement weath­er con­tin­ues, cit­i­zens are asked to en­sure that they take the fol­low­ing safe­ty mea­sures:

1. Pack a ‘Grab and Go’ bag to last at least 72 hours in the event you and your fam­i­ly need to evac­u­ate.

2. Ful­ly charge all mo­bile de­vices.

3. As­sem­ble a house­hold emer­gency kit (lo­cate flash­light, ra­dio, food sup­plies, etc.).

4. Af­ter heavy rain­fall, stay in­side un­til wa­ter lev­els have sub­sided, and it is safe to ven­ture out­side.

5. Be cau­tious when walk­ing/dri­ving along hill­sides or land­slide-prone ar­eas.

6. Do not walk or dri­ve through flood wa­ters of un­known depth and cur­rent (6 inch­es of mov­ing wa­ter can knock an adult off their feet). STAY AWAY from mov­ing wa­ter.

7. Stay away from drains and cul­verts. Swift­ly mov­ing shal­low wa­ter can be dead­ly, and even shal­low stand­ing wa­ter can be dan­ger­ous for small chil­dren.

8. If flood­ing is im­mi­nent or oc­cur­ring, evac­u­ate to high­er ground. But, do not en­ter flood wa­ters to seek high­er ground.

9. Com­plete your Emer­gency Plan in case a flood dis­rupts your nor­mal route.

10. Store im­por­tant doc­u­ments in a wa­ter­proof con­tain­er or elec­tron­i­cal­ly.

11. Re­duce po­ten­tial prop­er­ty dam­age by el­e­vat­ing ap­pli­ances and in­stalling sand­bags.

12. Prac­tice elec­tri­cal safe­ty – In the event of flood­ing, turn off elec­tri­cal pow­er to your home or busi­ness.

13. Con­tact your Mu­nic­i­pal Cor­po­ra­tion or the To­ba­go Emer­gency Man­age­ment Agency (TEMA) through its toll-free hot­line num­bers if im­pact­ed and in need of as­sis­tance (see at­tached).

14. Pay at­ten­tion to reg­u­lar up­dates on tele­vi­sion, ra­dio and so­cial me­dia for any changes in the weath­er con­di­tions.