7th October 2010 – 8PM A Flash Flood Warning has been issued for the Virgin Islands until 2AM. A Flash Flood Warning is issued when a flash flood is imminent or occurring in the warned area. A flash flood is a sudden, violent flood after a heavy rain. Rainfall intensity and duration, topography, soil conditions, and ground cover contribute to flash flooding.
Clusters of Thunderstorms are heading towards the Virgin Islands. As the soils are super saturated, these Thunderstorms have the potential to cause flash floods, mudslides and other hazardous conditions.
Residents and visitors are reminded to continue to EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION as roadways as some of them are dangerous to drive on. The DDMwill 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.
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.