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BVI under flash flood watch

A flash flood watch is in effect for low-lying and flood prone areas of the British Virgin Islands until 5pm this afternoon, October 11, said the Department of Disaster Management.

A flash flood watch means that moderate to major flooding is possible, but not imminent in the said watch area. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation, the DDM added.

“Residents in low lying and flood prone areas should make preparations for flooding to safeguard life and property. They should be prepared to move to higher ground if flooding develops or a flash flood warning is issued.”

The DDM, which said it obtains its information from various professional sources, noted that a deep layer trough over the area is causing periodic heavy showers and thunderstorms.

“Up to another inch of rain is possible over a short period of  time. Hence, moderate to major flooding of low lying and flood prone areas is possible,” the DDM said.

It stated that the Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Services, as well as the National Emergency Operations Centre in the BVI, will continue to monitor the weather situation.


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