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FLASH FLOOD WATCH EXTENDED UNTIL 12 MIDNIGHT

FLASH FLOOD WATCH EXTENDED UNTIL 12 MIDNIGHT

October 13, 2018955Views

APA

BULLETIN FLASH FLOOD WATCH

ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA METEOROLOGICAL SERVICES

5:10 PM ECT SAT OCT 13 2018

…FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FOR ANGUILLA AND THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS…

THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR LOW LYING AND FLOOD PRONE AREAS OF THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS HAS BEEN EXTENDED UNTIL 12 MIDNIGHT TONIGHT AND THE WARNING FOR ANGUILLA HAS BEEN REPLACED BY A WATCH VALID UNTIL MIDNIGHT TONIGHT ALSO. A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT MODERATE TO MAJOR FLOODING IS POSSIBLE BUT NOT IMMINENT IN THE WATCH AREA. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION.

RESIDENTS IN LOW LYING AND FLOOD PRONE AREAS SHOULD MAKE PREPARATIONS FOR FLOODING TO SAFE GUARD LIFE AND PROPERTY. THEY SHOULD BE PREPARED TO MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND IF FLOODING RAINS DEVELOP OR A FLASH FLOOD WARNING IS ISSUED.

A TROUGH OVER THE AREA IS CAUSING PERIODIC HEAVY SHOWERS. ALREADY, UP TO SIX INCHES OF RAIN HAS FALLEN IN THE VICINITY OVER THE LAST 12 HOURS, BASED ON RADAR ESTIMATES. UP TO ANOTHER INCH OR MORE IS POSSIBLE IN THE NEXT 6 HOURS. HENCE, MODERATE TO MAJOR FLOODING OF LOW LYING AND FLOOD PRONE AREAS IS POSSIBLE.

ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA METEOROLOGICAL SERVICES WILL CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE WEATHER SITUATION.

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