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A FLASH FLOOD WATCH ISSUED FOR THE VIRGIN ISLANDS 

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH ISSUED FOR THE VIRGIN ISLANDS 

October 27, 2023306Views

ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA METEOROLOGICAL SERVICES8:51 PM ECT FRI, OCT 27, 2023

…FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR LOW LYING AND FLOOD PRONE AREAS IS IN EFFECT FOR THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS UNTIL MIDNIGHT…

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR LOW LYING AND FLOOD PRONE AREAS OF THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS VALID UNTIL 12 MIDNIGHT. 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 AT SHORT NOTICE.

A TROUGH OVER ISLANDS IS CAUSING PERIODIC HEAVY SHOWERS. POSSIBLE RAINFALL TOTALING 2 TO 4 INCHES IS POSSIBLE IN THE NEXT 12 HOURS. HENCE, MODERATE TO MAJOR FLOODING OF LOW LYING AND FLOOD PRONE AREAS IS POSSIBLE.

FORECASTER

JALEEL JACOBS

 

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