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TT on Red Alert as Tropical Storm Karen Passes

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A Red Alert has been issued by the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service (TTMS) due to the passage of Tropical Storm Karen.

This means the TT is at a very high risk and there is risk to public safety livelihood and property.

TTMS said periods of intense showers and/or thunderstorms were likely.

Tropical Storm Karen

It said heavy intense downpours were expected to result in street or flash flooding.

“Gusty winds in excess off 70km/h can be expected. The risk of landslides/landslips is very high in areas so prone. Sea conditions are likely to become occasionally rough,” TTMS stated.

It is advising those affected to find a shelter if needed until the danger passes.

TTMS said, “Find a sturdy place and remain there. Turn off electrical breakers if your home is flooded. Do not go outside unless given the all clear. Only evacuate if your safety is threatened.”

More information could be obtained at www.odpm.gov.tt

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