The ODPEM is advising the public that its regular telephone lines are currently down due to the rains caused by Tropical Storm Fay.
The National Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC) however, continues to be operational and members of the public can reach the Office at the following alternative numbers until further notice is given:
470-8238 OR 849-2556
As sections of the island continue to experience rainfall caused by Tropical Storm Fay, the public is advised to continue monitoring radios and televisions for further advisories and to avoid areas that are at risk from flooding and landslides. Also take the following precautions in the event of heavy rains:
- Avoid flooded waterways, gullies, streams or rivers, either on foot or in vehicles.
- Be ready to evacuate if you live in low-lying or flood-prone areas.
- Decide on likely evacuation routes now. Plan to stay with family or friends in safer areas or in a public shelter and move to safety.
- Wrap important personal items, family documents, and electrical appliances in plastic bags and store away from the reach of floodwaters.