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FLASH FLOOD WATCH ISSUED FOR THE BVI

FLASH FLOOD WATCH ISSUED FOR THE BVI

October 13, 20181709Views

October 13TH 2018

Due to the abundance of moisture experienced from a through system earlier in the morning, the Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Services has issued a Flash Flood Watch until 4PM this afternoon.  As more showers and heavy downpours are possible these conditions can be upgraded to a Flash Flood Warning at short notice.

A flash flood watch means when conditions are favorable for flash flooding in flood-prone, usually when grounds are already saturated from recent rains, or when upcoming rains will have the potential to cause a flash flood.

A tropical wave is expected to approach the area on Sunday. As the wave moves across the area and interacts with the upper level trough there is the possibility for more showers and thunderstorms to develop during that period.

Residents are urged to exercise caution while driving on roads as some areas have experienced flooding of roadways, destabilized hillsides and rock falls.

Persons at home and abroad are encouraged to download the DDM’s Alert app in the apple app store or Google play store to receive updates of any hazards affecting the territory.

You can also visit the DDM’s webpage at www.bviddm.com and subscribe for updates or like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/bvi.ddm.

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.