19th September 2010 – An area of moisture is streaming north northeast across the southern Caribbean waters being drawn by a broad circulation around hurricane Igor will continue lifting northward today. Some of this moisture will affect the Virgin Islands later in the day increasing the chance of showers and thunderstorms today and tonight. Some of these thunderstorms would be capable of producing strong gusty winds of 35 mph or more along with locally heavy rainfall as they pass by.
As a result of the heavy rainfall, there have been areas that have been severely flooded. Residents and visitors are advised to stay off the roads as some roads have become impassable or dangerous to drive on. If driving becomes a must, please exercise extreme caution when doing so.
The DDM remains on high alert, monitoring systems and providing weather releases throughout the weekend. Please visit the Department of Disaster Management’s website at www.bviddm.com for continuously updated information. In the event that persons wish to contact DDM officers, they can do so by calling the following numbers, which would be available throughout the weekend. 468-9121, 468-9416, 468-9854 and 468-9665.