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FLASH FLOOD WARNING EXTENDED UNTIL 3AM SEE UPDATE

FLASH FLOOD WARNING EXTENDED UNTIL 3AM SEE UPDATE

August 7, 20171927Views

ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA METEOROLOGICAL SERVICES HAS EXTENDED THE FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR LOW LYING AND FLOOD PRONE AREAS OF THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS VALID UNTIL 3AM TUESDAY.

A FLASH FLOOD WARNING MEANS THAT MODERATE TO MAJOR FLOODING IS IMMINENT OR OCCURRING IN LOW LYING AND FLOOD PRONE AREAS.

IF YOU ARE IN THE WARNING AREA 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 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 TROPICAL WAVE IS CAUSING VERY UNSTABLE WEATHER ACORSS THE AREA, RESULTING IN HEAVY SHOWERS. ALREADY, RAINFALL TOTAL IN EXCESS OF 100MM HAS FALLEN IN SOME PLACES FOR THE DAY AND A FURTHER 1 TO 3 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE IN THE NEXT 5 HRS. HENCE, MODERATE TO MAJOR FLOODING OF LOW LYING AND FLOOD PRONE AREAS WILL LIKELY CONTINUE.

THE METEOROLOGICAL SERVICE WILL CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE SITUATION. PLEASE STAY TUNED TO LOCAL RADIO OR TELEVISION FOR WARNING UPDATES.

FORECASTER PAIGE