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FLASH FLOOD WATCH UPGRADED TO A WARNING FOR THE VIRGIN ISLANDS

FLASH FLOOD WATCH UPGRADED TO A WARNING FOR THE VIRGIN ISLANDS

October 28, 2023235Views

TAPA BULLETIN

FLASH FLOOD WARNING

ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA METEOROLOGICAL SERVICES
SAT, OCT 28, 2023

THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS

A FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR LOW LYING AND FLOOD PRONE AREAS OF THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS VALID UNTIL 8AM TODAY SATURDAY. A FLASH FLOOD WARNING MEANS THAT MODERATE TO MAJOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING OR IMMINENT IN THE WARNING AREA. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION.

IF YOU ARE IN LOW LYING OR FLOOD PRONE AREAS,MOVE QUICKLY TO HIGHER GROUND IMMEDIATELY. RESIDENTS LIVING ALONG STREAMS, CREEKS, LOW LYING AND FLOOD PRONE AREAS SHOULD TAKE IMMEDIATE PRECAUTIONS TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CROSS SWIFTLY FLOWING WATERS OR WATERS OF UNKNOWN DEPTH BY FOOT OR BY VEHICLE. NOTE, JUST ONE FOOT OF FLOWING WATER IS COULD BE ENOUGH TO SWEEP A CAR OFF THE ROAD. WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED ROADS BE EXTREMELY CAUTIOUS, AND IF IN DOUBT, MAKE THE SMART CHOICE, TURN AROUND DON&8217;T DROWN.

A TROUGH OVER THE LEEWARD AND BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS IS CAUSING PERIODIC HEAVY SHOWERS. ALREADY, UP TO 2 INCHES OF RAIN HAS FALLEN IN SOME PLACES IN THE LAST 4 TO 6 HOURS AND ANOTHER 3 OR MORE INCHES IS EXPECTED IN THE NEXT 6 TO 8 HOURS. HENCE, MODERATE TO MAJOR FLOODING OF LOW LYING AND FLOOD PRONE AREAS IS EXPECTED.

FORECASTER
BERNELL SIMON

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