Key Points From Media Conference To Provide Updates On Preparations For Hurricane Beryl

  1. As of 4:59 pm, Trinidad is now under Tropical Storm Watch 3, Orange Level.
  2. Tobago is now under Hurricane Warning 4, Red Level.
  3. Hurricane Beryl is now on a westerly path.
  4. All involved agencies are broadening and strengthening services and coordination efforts in both Trinidad and Tobago.
  5. The Ministry of Education has announced that schools will be closed tomorrow.
  6. The last CAL flight from Tobago is at 10:00 pm. All left on the island are advised to take cover.
  7. Regional Corporations are the first responders in Trinidad; if they are overwhelmed, then the entities of the Ministry of National Security will come into full operational mode.
  8. The main responders in Tobago are the THA and TEMA.
  9. The Fire and Police services on both islands are mobilized to come into full operational mode.
  10. There’s an additional contingent of the Defence Force on the way to Tobago.
  11. The Fire Service has deployed several search and rescue teams and are also on high alert.
  12. 134 shelters and disaster zones have been activated. The updated list can be found on the Ministry of Rural Development and Local Government’s website.
  13. 11 locations have been organised to provide safe parking facilities; they are under supervision. The updated list can also be found on the Ministry of Rural Development and Local Government’s website.
  14. The LOCAL App is updated as situational reports are shared.
  15. The bulk of rainfall will occur at midnight and will coincide with high tide conditions, potentially impeding runoff and impacting flood-prone and low-lying areas.
  16. Public servants must still report to duty.
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