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The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM), has been advised by the Meteorological Service that unstable weather conditions are expected to continue today, leading to localized flooding in some areas.
This is in light of the present weather conditions associated with the Frontal System affecting the island. The ODPEM is appealing to the public to exercise caution on our roadways especially in the corporate area where flooding has been reported.
Parents and Teachers are being asked to remind children of the danger of playing in flood waters or trying to cross pathways which are inaccessible. Motorists are also being advised to avoid roadways which are inundated and to be extremely careful as some of the road surfaces are slippery.
The public is reminded that it is unsafe to cross flooded waterways e.g. rivers, roads, gullies or streams whether on foot or in vehicles while persons who live in areas where flooding has occurred in the past are being asked to observe the following precautions: . Avoid washing, playing and travelling in rivers and areas subject to sudden flooding.
. If you think your home is threatened by flooding, be ready to evacuate if conditions worsen.
. In case of emergency, please call 119, the nearest fire or police station. Contact can also be made with ODPEM at 928-5111-4.