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FLASH FLOOD WATCH ISSUED FOR THE VIRGIN ISLANDS

FLASH FLOOD WATCH ISSUED FOR THE VIRGIN ISLANDS

September 11, 2010587Views

11TH September 2010 -A broad area of low pressure located over the eastern Caribbean Sea early this afternoon will continue moving slowly west northwest the rest of this afternoon through tonight and early Sunday. Deep tropical moisture and instability associated with this system will continue to lift west northwest across the local area through at least early Sunday and will combine with local effects and favorable upper level conditions to produce bands of showers and thunderstorms across the territory from time to time. Some showers maybe heavy and induce flooding in areas with poor drainage. For this reason a flash flood watch

has been issued until 4AM Sunday.


Marine conditions are expected to deteriorate during the passing squalls and thunderstorms. Small Craft have been asked to exercise caution during the watch period.

Residents and visitors are asked monitor weather conditions as the Atlantic

and Eastern Caribbean area is very active. The DDM will continue to monitor

the system and provide weather 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.