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Take further precaution, residents urged

The Department of Disaster Management is headed by Sharleen DaBreo

The forecast shows that more showers and thunderstorms are possible, and so persons throughout the territory are being urged to take the necessary precautions to prevent further damage, especially now that the earth is saturated.

On Monday (August 7), several hours of rainfall left many communities flooded.

“Given predictions for possible rainfalls during the rest of the week, we are strongly advising all individuals to take precautionary measures to reduce the likelihood of flooding in and around their properties.”

The territory is still already saturated from the previous rains, and any addition could potentially worsen the conditions on the ground,” said the Department of Disaster Management (DDM), which is headed by Sharleen DaBreo.

The DDM, in its latest bulletin this morning, noted that road crews from the Public Works Department and the BVI Electricity Corporation ‘continue to work tediously to clear roadways and restore electricity across the territory’. It did not make any mention of the Water and Sewerage Department.

The DDM further stated that, in relation to the tropical wave (Invest 99L/Disturbance 1), the system is located at 16.8 North, 55 West, or approximately 624 miles away from the British Virgin Islands.

“It is moving to the west-north-west near 13 mph. This motion is expected to continue, taking the system north of the Leeward Islands. It is forecast to pass north of the Greater Antilles on Friday and Saturday, into the sub-tropical western Atlantic. Once it moves into this area, environmental conditions may become more favorable for development into a tropical storm,” the DDM continued.

“Although the system is expected to pass north of the territory and not be a tropical storm during that period, forecasters have indicated the development of showers and thunderstorms are possible.”

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