FLASH FLOOD WATCH STATEMENT

TAPA
BULLETIN
FLASH FLOOD WATCH
ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA METEOROLOGICAL SERVICES
9:30 PM ECT TUE JUL 28 2020

...Flash Flood Watch in Effect for Antigua, Barbuda, Nevis and Anguilla...

The Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Service has issued a flash flood watch for flash-flood prone areas of the above-mentioned islands. The flash flood threat level is moderate and there is the potential for significant impacts in the watch area. To be safe, implement you flood plan.

Timing: Wednesday.

Synopsis: Heavy showers associated with Potential Tropical Cyclone Nine are expected to move across the area. Rainfall rates of 50 mm (2 in) per hour or more will produce minor flooding and may produce moderate or worse flash flooding. One to three inches of rain is possible on Wednesday, with isolated higher totals. 

Potential Impacts: Localised disruption to transportation; interruption of school hours; localised population displacement; erosion; environmental degradation; localised damage to dams, embankment, irrigation and drainage facilities; high sediments transport into reservoir; localised disruption to communication; localised contamination of potable water; localised loss of livestock; financial losses; injuries; temporary stoppage of health services and damage to infrastructure.

Precautionary/preparedness actions: A flash flood watch means that flooding is possible but not imminent in the watch area. Residents in these areas should make preparations to protect life, property and livelihood against flooding and be prepared to move to higher ground, if heavy rains develop.

Stay tuned to updates coming out of the ABMS Met Office via antiguamet.com

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DALE DESTIN