PM: National Alert, agencies mobilized in the face of bad weather

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    Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has sounded a National Alert regarding the bad weather being experienced.

    In a post to the Facebook page for the Office of the Prime Minister, he said all arms and agencies of the state have been fully mobilised and are on alert under the instruction of the Prime Minister.

    Also, given recent damage to road infrastructure in particular, he is urging persons to restrict their movements as far as feasible, until the dangers have passed or are abated.

    See the full statement below:

     

    NATIONAL ALERT

    We are currently experiencing a bad weather emergency.

    Excessively heavy rains are upon us and all our water courses are at or are close to capacity. The international forecasts are for further incoming heavy rainfall over the next two days. Already there is significant damage to our road infrastructure in very many parts of the country. We are anticipating increased flooding and landslides in susceptible areas.

    Citizens are requested to be very alert to these dangers and, as far as feasible, restrict your movements until the dangers have passed or are abated.

    All arms and agencies of the state have been fully mobilised and are on alert under the instruction of the Prime Minister and under the monitoring guidance of a team of
    Ministers from Local Government, Works and Transport, as well as National Security.

    Further updates and interventions will be forthcoming from the relevant agencies as we batten down to ride out this period of weather emergency.

    Please be safe and look out for ouneighbours especially those who are unable to properly look after themselves.

    Pay attention to the updates and cooperate as much as possible under these very threatening circumstances.