20th July, 2010 – The strong, vigorous Tropical Wave extending both north and south across the Virgin Islands and their territorial waters will continue to impact land areas with intermittently heavy showers. This system is expected to progress WNW with winds blowing generally from the east southeast at less than 20 mph, with some isolated gusts of just under 25 mph.
A Flash Flood Warning Remains In Effect For The Virgin Islands Until At Least 8 Pm Tonight.
A flash flood warning means that flooding is happening or is going to happen. If you are in low lying, flood prone areas, please move to higher ground immediately. Residents living along ghuts or other waterways should take immediate precautions to protect life and property. Residents are advised NOT to cross swiftly flowing waters or waters of unknown depth by foot or by vehicle. It is advised to use only 4WD vehicles to travel to Cane Garden Bay, Brewers Bay and other steeply sloping areas. Reckless driving is discouraged.
A Small Craft Advisory Remains In Effect For The Territory Until Further Notice.
Mariners are advised to exercise extreme caution while operating vessels on the open waters, as squall-like conditions will contribute to extremely hazardous conditions.
Continue to visit the Department of Disaster Management’s website at www.bviddm.com for further updates.