Several motorists were reportedly left stuck in flood waters in Road Town, Tortola this morning after heavy rains battered sections of the hurricane-ravaged territory.
The flooding comes as the Government undertakes a massive clean-up effort to rid the Islands of debris which resulted from the passage of Hurricane Irma.
The Department of Disaster Management, in a release said the National Weather Service in San Juan, Puerto Rico has noted that considerable cloudiness persists across the region overnight with periods of scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms affecting the coastal waters and portions of the islands.
“Some showers were locally heavy at times and lead to urban flooding across the Virgin Islands. Winds over land became calm to light and variable, and early morning temperatures were in the high 70s to low 80s along the coastal areas, ” the DDM said.
The DDM further noted that Tropical Storm Jose which is positioned well to the northwest of the region will continue to lift a broad plume of moisture across the region today while moving further north and west of the region.
The available moisture along with favorable conditions will support another round of showers and possible thunderstorms across portions of the islands and coastal waters today. The afternoon activity should be focused mainly over the west end of the islands.
“Across the coastal waters, surges of 4 to 6 feet and southeasterly winds up to 20 knots are expected across the regional waters. Therefore, small crafts should exercise caution.”
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