FLASH FLOOD WATCH STATEMENT

TAPA
BULLETIN
FLASH FLOOD WATCH
ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA METEOROLOGICAL SERVICES
9:20 AM ECT THU, DEC 12, 2019

ST KITTS AND NEVIS

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR LOW LYING AND FLOOD PRONE AREAS OF ST. KITTS AND NEVIS VALID FROM 9:20 AM TODAY UNTIL 3:00 PM THIS AFTERNOON. A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT MODERATE TO MAJOR FLOODING IS POSSIBLE BUT NOT IMMINENT IN THE WATCH AREA. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION.

RESIDENTS IN LOW LYING AND FLOOD PRONE AREAS SHOULD MAKE PREPARATIONS FOR FLOODING TO SAFE GUARD LIFE AND PROPERTY. THEY SHOULD BE PREPARED TO MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND IF FLOODING RAINS DEVELOP OR A FLASH FLOOD WARNING IS ISSUED. BE AWARE OF FAST FLOWING STREAMS IN MOUNTAINOUS AREAS AS THESE COULD CREATE VVERY CHALLENGING SITUATIONS WITHOUT WARNING.

AN UPPER LEVEL TROUGH ENHANCING LOW LEVEL MOISTURE OVER THE LEEWARD ISLANDS IS INFLUENCING THE WEATHER CAUSING PERIODIC MODERATE TO HEAVY SHOWERS. ALREADY, UP TO 1 INCH OF RAIN HAS FALLEN IN SOME PLACES IN THE LAST 12 HOURS AND ANOTHER 2 OR MORE INCHES IS POSSIBLE IN THE NEXT 12 HOURS. HENCE, MODERATE TO MAJOR FLOODING OF LOW LYING AND FLOOD PRONE AREAS IS POSSIBLE.

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

FORECASTER
LETITIA HUMPHREYS