FLASH FLOOD WATCH STATEMENT
FLASH FLOOD WATCH
ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA METEOROLOGICAL SERVICES
7:00 PM MON, SEP 18, 2017
A flash flood watch is in effect for low lying and flood prone areas of the British Virgin Islands until 6:00p.m. on Tuesday, September 19, 2017.
A flash flood watch means that moderate to major flooding is possible but not imminent in the watch area.
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.
Major category 5 hurricane Maria will cause heavy and intense showers across the Leewards and British Virgin Islands. Hence, moderate to major flooding of low lying and flood prone areas are possible.
Please continue to monitor local media stations, DDM’s website (bviddm.com) and Facebook at BVIDDM for regular updates.