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FLASH FLOOD WATCH ISSUED FOR THE VIRGIN ISLANDS

FLASH FLOOD WATCH ISSUED FOR THE VIRGIN ISLANDS

September 27, 2011669Views

6:00PM
– Synopsis: According to the Antigua Meteorological Service, Tropical
Depression Ophelia is generating cloudiness with showers and thunderstorms
across the region. This area has a high chance of redevelopment into a tropical
cyclone and a tropical storm watch may be required and could be upgraded to a
warning on short notice for the British Virgin Islands. A flash flood watch is now in effect for the British Virgin Islands
until 10 pm today Tuesday.
A flash flood watch means that conditions
mat develop that lead to moderate flooding in low lying and flood prone areas.
Residents in the Leeward Islands and British Virgin Islands should continue to
monitor the progress of this disturbance and be prepared to take action if
necessary.

The Department of Disaster Management will continue to monitor the weather conditions and provide updates accordingly. Please visit the DDM’s website at www.bviddm.com and subscribe to the notification link to receive further updates.

Residents
and Visitors should monitor the progress of Ophelia for any sudden change in
strength and its path. The system is very close to the territory and moving slowly
while gaining strength. Be on the alert for any sudden issuance of flash flood
watches or warnings or a tropical storm warning as it relates to this system.  


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