10TH November 2010,10AM– The Antigua Meteorological Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning for the Virgin Islands until 2PM. A flash flood warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring. Residents living in low lying areas or areas that are prone to flooding 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 automobile.
Tropical Disturbance 73
Disturbance 73 has developed just south of Puerto Rico near 17N/67W. This disturbance is moving to the north east at 10mph. Doppler radar indicated moderate shower activity across parts of the warned area. Additional showers and thunderstorms some of them with embedded heavy downpours are expected through the morning hours. Disaster Management weather station since Sunday has collected 5.02 inches of rain.
The Minister for Education and Culture in consulation with the Chief Education Officer, has made the decision to close ALL Public Schools today. All school bus drivers and parents are asked to collect children as soon as possible.
The Department of Disaster Management is advising the residents and visitors to monitor the weather conditions and the DDM website at www.bviddm.com for further updates.