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BVI under flash flood watch again

Just over a week after a tropical wave left widespread flooding and landslides in the British Virgin Islands (BVI), another flash flood watch has been declared for low lying and flood prone areas of the territory.

It is in effect until midnight, said the government-owned Department of Disaster Management (DDM), which stated that the watch was issued by the Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Services.

A flash flood watch means moderate to major flooding is possible, but not imminent in the watch area.

“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 rains develop or a flash flood warning is issued,” added the DDM.

It said an active tropical wave moving over the Leeward Islands is causing periodic heavy showers and thunderstorms. “Hence, moderate flooding of low lying and flood prone areas is possible.”

DDM further stated that it, along with the Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Services, will continue to monitor the weather situation.

It noted that it is not an official meteorological office, adding that the Information it disseminates is gathered from a number of professional sources used or contracted to provide such information.

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