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FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT UNTIL 5:00 P.M.

FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT UNTIL 5:00 P.M.

October 11, 2017189Views

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FLASH FLOOD WATCH
ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA METEOROLOGICAL SERVICES

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR LOW LYING AND FLOOD PRONE AREAS OF THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS VALID UNTIL 5 P.M.THIS EVENING.

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT MODERATE TO MAJOR FLOODING IS POSSIBLE BUT NOT IMMINENT IN THE WATCH AREA. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION.
RESIDENTS IN LOW LYING AND FLOOD PRONE AREAS SHOULD MAKE PREPARATIONS FOR FLOODING TO SAFE GUARD LIFE AND PROPERTY. THEY SHOULD BE PREPARED TO MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND IF FLOODING RAINS DEVELOP OR A FLASH FLOOD WARNING IS ISSUED.

A DEEP LAYER TROUGH OVER THE AREA IS CAUSING PERIODIC HEAVY SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. UP TO ANOTHER INCH OF RAIN IS POSSIBLE OVER A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME; HENCE, MODERATE TO MAJOR FLOODING OF LOW LYING AND FLOOD PRONE AREAS IS POSSIBLE.

ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA METEOROLOGICAL SERVICES AND THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTRE (NEOC) BVI WILL CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE WEATHER SITUATION.

FORECASTER
DALE DESTIN/LETIITA HUMPHREYS