FLASH FLOOD WARNING STATEMENT

TAPA
BULLETIN
FLASH FLOOD WARNING
ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA METEOROLOGICAL SERVICES
8:00 PM ECT SAT, OCT 14, 2017

THE LEEWARD ISLANDS

A FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR LOW LYING AND FLOOD PRONE AREAS OF ST. KITTS AND NEVIS VALID UNTIL 2 AM TOMORROW SUNDAY. A FLASH FLOOD WARNING MEANS THAT MODERATE TO MAJOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING OR IMMINENT IN THE WARNING AREA. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION.

IF YOU ARE IN LOW LYING OR FLOOD PRONE AREAS, MOVE QUICKLY TO HIGHER GROUND IMMEDIATELY. RESIDENTS LIVING ALONG STREAMS, CREEKS, LOW LYING AND FLOOD PRONE AREAS SHOULD TAKE IMMEDIATE PRECAUTIONS TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CROSS SWIFTLY FLOWING WATERS OR WATERS OF UNKNOWN DEPTH BY FOOT OR BY VEHICLE. NOTE, JUST ONE FOOT OF FLOWING WATER  COULD BE ENOUGH TO SWEEP A CAR OFF THE ROAD. WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED ROADS BE EXTREMELY CAUTIOUS, AND IF IN DOUBT, MAKE THE SMART CHOICE, TURN AROUND DON'T DROWN.

AN AREA OF DISTURBED WEATHER ASSOCIATED WITH AN ACTIVE TROPICAL WAVE OVER THE LEEWARD ISLANDS IS CAUSING PERIODIC HEAVY SHOWERS. ALREADY BASED ON RADAR ESTIMATES, UP TO 2.70 INCHES OF RAIN HAVE FALLEN IN SOME PLACES IN THE LAST 5 HOURS ACROSS ST KITTS AND ANOTHER 2 OR MORE INCHES IS EXPECTED IN THE NEXT 6 HOURS. HENCE, MODERATE TO MAJOR FLOODING OF LOW LYING AND FLOOD PRONE AREAS IS EXPECTED.

ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA METEOROLOGICAL SERVICES WILL CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE WEATHER SITUATION. PLEASE STAY TUNED TO LOCAL RADIO OR TELEVISION FOR WARNING UPDATES.

FORECASTER

LORNE SALMON/DELVER MARTIN