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FLASH FLOOD WATCH ISSUED FOR THE VIRGIN ISLANDS

FLASH FLOOD WATCH ISSUED FOR THE VIRGIN ISLANDS

May 14, 2011414Views

The Antigua and Barbuda meteorological service has issued a flash flood
watch for low lying and flood prone areas of the British Virgin Islands valid
from 7 p.m. tonight until 7 a.m. Sunday.

A flash flood watch means that conditions may develop that lead to moderate
to major flooding in low lying and flood prone areas.

Residents living in low lying areas should take the necessary precautions to
protect life and property.

A persistent trough continues to destabilize the weather over theNortheast Caribbean.
Latest satellite pictures are showing significant convection moving into the
islands from the southwest. Rainfall models are also suggesting significant
rainfall overnight. There is a high chance for the outbreak of thunderstorms.

The Department of Disaster Management will continue to monitor the situation
and advise the public accordingly. Please subscribe to the DDM’s notification
link at the DDM’s website at www.bviddm.com

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.