A Flood is an
overflow of water
beyond the normal
confines of the
S Intense rainfall Thunder storms .
greater on average-than 25 m'rlhr- .
Prolonged rainfall: A' wIt'le i e trfL
.furing iea easom T.
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* Poor drainage -
S Clogged drains: Garbage throewj.pqWN l
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" -" -:, High tides can coincide with overflowing Aer ..
Slow lying areas
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Keep materials like sandbags, plywood, plastic
sheeting and lumber handy for
S.* Do not throw garbage into
drains and rivers.
Courtesy Information Dvson NEMA
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*Before building check
the area for signs or
history of flooding and
find out how many
feet above flood level
you need to build your
Put sandbags by
exposed openings and
secure objects that
are in the open.
(For homes): '
* Turn off gas and electricity.
Unplug electrical appliances.
* Put dangerous liquids, especially
flammable ones, in a safe place and
close containers securely.
* Tie down movable containers containing
* Seal in watertight containers and place important
documents above flood height.
* Take furniture etc., to upper floors or raise on sturdy
* Drive vehicles to places that will not be flooded.
Have the following important supplies ready at
a safe place:
S Food, drinking water
S First-aid equipment, medication
* Bucket, cloth, scrubbers
S Spades, shovels, tools
S Covers and blankets
S Wooden planks, nails
S Sandbags, if available
Turn on a ibattery-poweredl radio
Aioid areas that are already flooded
ALoid or leave areas exposed to flash flooding
Do not tr) to cross watercourses if the itater is
more than knee-deep.
Check the depth of water in depressions and underpasses
before driving through them. If your car gets stuck
abandon it immediately.
Take extra care at night as dangers are more difficult to
Gas and fuel pipes may have been damaged Use
flashlights instead of an open flame to investigate buildings
Do not touch leads or live electrical equipment in wet
Report broken utility lines to TTEC. TSTTor WASA.
Be careful of hidden objects or broken glass when t walking
in iater Stairwells and floors may be slippery
Seek medical assistance at the nearest hospital or health
Do not use food that has come into contact with flood
Boil drinking water for at least 5 minutes before drinking.
Do not go sight-seeing.
I DURING A FL
rFOLLOWING FLOODS~i T
T ELEHN NUMER
Coast Guard 634-4440
NEMA Trinidad 623-8004
This idormation prot ded couG
National Emergency ManagemrM
Ministry of N lional Se--l
17 Abercromby Siree[
Port of Spain Trnidad
Fairfield Complex, Bacolet Street,
MINISTRY OF NATIONAL SECURITY