FLASH FLOOD WATCH STATEMENT

TAPA
BULLETIN
FLASH FLOOD WATCH
ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA METEOROLOGICAL SERVICES
6:30 AM ECT WED, NOV 8, 2017

THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR LOW LYING AND FLOOD PRONE AREAS OF THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS VALID UNTIL 5 P.M.THIS EVENING. 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.

A TROUGH SYSTEM IS GENERATING PERIODIC MODERATE TO HEAVY SHOWERS ACROSS THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS. ESTIMTED RAINFALL TOTAL FOR THE PAST 24 HOUR IS OVER 25 MM (OVER 1 IN). A FURTHER 50MM (2 INCHES) OF RAINFALL IS POSSIBLE TODAY; 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