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FLASH FLOOD WATCH ISSUED FOR THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS

FLASH FLOOD WATCH ISSUED FOR THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS

October 25, 2015839Views
ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA METEOROLOGICAL SERVICES HAS ISSUED A FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR LOW LYING AND FLOOD PRONE AREAS OF THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS VALID FROM 1 P.M TODAY UNTIL 8 P.M. THIS EVENING..
A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD TO MODERATE TO MAJOR FLOODING IN LOW LYING AND FLOOD PRONE AREAS.
PRECAUTIONS SHOULD BE TAKEN TO SAFE GUARD LIFE AND PROPERTY. SOME HOUSES IN LOW LYING AND FLOOD PRONE AREAS MAY REQUIRE EVACUATION. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION. YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND MOVE QUICKLY TO HIGHER GROUND IF FLASH FLOODING IS OBSERVED OR IMMINENT OR IF A FLASH FLOOD WARNING IS ISSUED. NOTE, JUST ONE FOOT OF FLOWING WATER IS ENOUGH TO SWEEP VEHICLES OFF THE ROAD.WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED ROADS, BE EXTREMELY CAUTIOUS, AND IF IN DOUBT, MAKE THE SMART CHOICE, TURN AROUND DONT DROWN. MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND..
A PERSISTENT DEEP TROUGH OVER THE NORTHEAST CARIBBEAN IS INFLUENCING THE WEATHER OVER THE LEEWARD AND BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS, CAUSING PERIODIC HEAVY SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN SOME OF THE NEIGHBORING ISLANDS. THE SYSTEM IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE HEAVY RAINS TODAY  AND AS IT MOVES IN THE VICINITY OF THE BVI WHICH  COULD THEN LEAD TO MODERATE TO MAJOR FLOODING ACROSS FLOOD PRONE AREAS OF THE TERRITORY. 
ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA METEOROLOGICAL SERVICES IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF DISASTER MANAGEMENT WILL CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE SITUATION AND PROVIDE UPDATES WHERE NECESSARY. 
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