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FLASH FLOOD WATCH ISSUED FOR THE VIRGIN ISLANDS

FLASH FLOOD WATCH ISSUED FOR THE VIRGIN ISLANDS

November 10, 2011595Views

The Antigua
and Barbuda meteorological service has issued a flash flood watch for low lying and flood prone areas of Virgin Islands
valid from 11 a.m. Today until 8 p.m. this evening.

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

A persistent
trough over the northeast Caribbean is maintaining significant atmospheric
instability over the Leeward and Virgin Islands. Heavy showers are already
falling around the Virgin Islands and from latest echoes from the Puerto Rico
radar more heavy showers can be expected. The intensity could be such that
flash flooding is possible in low lying and flood prone areas.

Residents are
asked to exercise caution while driving on roadways with poor drainage and Small
Craft Operators are asked to exercise caution while operating vessels at sea
due to squall like conditions in some of the more intense thunderstorms.

  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.

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.