A flash flood advisory has been issued for the British Virgin Islands.
The Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Service issued the advisory at 4pm on Thursday, August 30.
The advisory will remain in effect till midnight. But, the meteorological service said the advisory could be upgraded to ‘flash flood warning’ at short notice.
“A flood advisory means that streams, creeks and drains may be elevated or even overflowing into streets, low lying and flood prone areas. However, property damage will be minimal,” the meteorological service said in a media release through the Department of Disaster Management.
“Inconveniences can be expected but the flooding is not expected to be immediately life-threatening,” it added.
The flash flood advisory was issued because of a tropical wave lingering in the area.
Residents are advised that the territory could experience “periods of heavy showers” later tonight, August 30.
They are also being advised to continue to monitor the situation.
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