FLASH FLOOD ADVISORY STATEMENT

TAPA
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FLASH FLOOD ADVISORY
ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA METEOROLOGICAL SERVICES
11:58 AM ECT MON, NOV 28, 2016

ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA METEOROLOGICAL SERVICES HAS ISSUED A FLASH FLOOD ADVISORY FOR MINOR FLOODING IN LOW LYING AND FLOOD PRONE AREAS OF ANTIGUA, BARBUDA, MONTSERRAT, ST. KITTS, NEVIS, ANGUILLA AND THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS VALID UNTIL 8 PM TODAY.

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.

INCONVENIENCES CAN BE EXPECTED BUT THE FLOODING IS NOT EXPECTED TO BE IMMEDIATELY LIFE THREATENING HOWEVER, JUST ONE FOOT OF FLOWING WATER IS ENOUGH TO SWEEP VEHICLES OFF THE ROAD. WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED ROADS BE EXTREMELY CAUTIOUS, AND IF IN DOUBT, MAKE THE SMART CHOICE, TURN AROUND DONT DROWN MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND.

ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA METEOROLOGICAL SERVICES WILL CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE SITUATION AS A FLOOD WATCH OR WARNING MAY BECOME NECESSARY. PLEASE CALL 463-4638 FOR LATER STATEMENTS. ALSO, STAY TUNED TO LOCAL RADIO AND TV STATIONS FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION.

FORECASTER ORVIN PAIGE