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FLASH FLOOD WARNING ISSUED FOR THE VIRGIN ISLANDS

FLASH FLOOD WARNING ISSUED FOR THE VIRGIN ISLANDS

July 31, 2012593Views

The Antigua and Barbuda
Meteorological Service has issued a
FLASH
FLOOD WARNING
for low lying and flood prone areas of the British Virgin
Islands valid until 2 p.m. this afternoon.

A Flash Flood Warning means
that moderate to major flooding is imminent or occurring in low lying and flood
prone areas.

An active Tropical Wave
is crossing the Eastern Caribbean that is embedded with significant showers and
thunderstorms, which could result in rapid build-up of water on the ground.

Residents should
safeguard themselves against such possibilities.

The DDM is monitoring
the weather conditions and will provide updates where necessary. Please visit
the DDM’s website at www.bviddm.com and subscribe for future updates
.

Disclaimer: The
Department of Disaster Management (DDM) is not an official Meteorological
Office. The Information disseminated by the Department is gathered from a
number of professional sources used or contracted by the DDM to provide such
information. This information is to be used as a guide by anyone who has
interest in local weather conditions. By no means can the DDM or the BVI
Government be held accountable by anyone who uses this information
appropriately for legal evidence or in justification of any decision which may
result in the loss of finances, property or life
.