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FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FOR THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS UNTIL 2PM

FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FOR THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS UNTIL 2PM

October 15, 20171356Views

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR LOW LYING AND FLOOD PRONE AREAS OF THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS VALID UNTIL 2 P.M.THIS AFTERNOON.

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.

AN ACTIVE TROPICAL WAVE IS PRODUCING PERIODIC HEAVY SHOWERS ACROSS THE AREA. ALREADY UP TO 1 INCH OF RAINFALL HAS FALLEN ACROSS PARTS OF THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS. A FURTHER 1 TO 3 INCHES OF RAINFALL IS POSSIBLE IN THE NEXT 6 HOURS ACROSS THESE ISLANDS. 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. PLEASE STAY TUNED TO LOCAL RADIO OR TELEVISION FOR WATCH UPDATES AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS.

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DALE DESTIN/LETITIA HUMPHREYS