5th October 2010 – 3PM – A Flash Flood is defined as a sudden, violent flood after a heavy rain. A Flash Flood Warning is issued when a flash flood is imminent or occurring in the warned area.
The Antigua Meteorological Service has extended the Flash Flood Warning for the Virgin Islands until 10PM. A flash flood watch remains in effect until Wednesday afternoon.
Meanwhile, Tropical Disturbance 57 is located 20.6N 65.7W or approximately 140 miles north of Puerto Rico. Movement is to the NNW at 5 to 10mph, with winds of 35 mph.
Locally, heavy rainfall is affecting the Territory causing flooding of some roadways, parking lots and ghuts. Disturbance 57 is expected to produce unstable weather conditions for the next day or two. Residents and visitors are reminded to continue to EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION as some roads have become impassable or dangerous to drive on. If driving becomes necessary, please be extremely careful when doing so.
DDM will continue to monitor this system and provide releases as necessary. Please visit the Department of Disaster Management’s website at www.bviddm.com for continuously updated information.