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FLASH FLOOD ADVISORY ISSUED FOR THE VIRGIN ISLANDS

FLASH FLOOD ADVISORY ISSUED FOR THE VIRGIN ISLANDS

November 5, 202294Views

BULLETIN
FLASH FLOOD ADVISORY
ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA METEOROLOGICAL SERVICES
SAT, NOV 5, 2022

A FLASH FLOOD ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FOR MINOR FLOODING IN LOW LYING AND FLOOD PRONE AREAS OF THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS VALID UNTIL MONDAY AFTERNOON. A FLOOD ADVISORY MEANS THAT STREAMS, CREEKS AND DRAINS MAY BE ELEVATED OR EVEN OVERFLOWING INTO STREETS, LOW LYING AND FLOOD PRONE AREAS; HOWEVER, PROPERTY DAMAGE WILL BE MINIMAL.

INCONVENIENCES CAN BE EXPECTED BUT THE FLOODING IS NOT EXPECTED TO BE IMMEDIATELY LIFE THREATENING. HOWEVER, 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 DON’T DROWN. MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND.

A PERSISTENT TROUGH ALONG WITH AN APPROACHING TROPICAL WAVE WILL CONTINUE TO INFLUENCE THE WEATHER OVER THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS, CAUSING PERIODIC HEAVY SHOWERS. ALREADY, UP TO AN INCH HAS FALLEN IN SOME PLACES IN THE LAST 12 HOURS AND ANOTHER INCH OR MORE ARE LIKELY IN THE NEXT 12 HOURS. HENCE, MINOR FLOODING OF LOW LYING AND FLOOD PRONE AREAS IS EXPECTED.

ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA METEOROLOGICAL SERVICES WILL CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE SITUATION. PLEASE CALL 463-4638 FOR LATER STATEMENTS. ALSO, STAY TUNED TO LOCAL RADIO AND TV STATIONS FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION.

FORECASTER

JALEEL JACOBS

For more weather information you can visit the Department of Disaster Management WeatherStem Station on the link provided. http://bvi.weatherstem.com/tortola

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