Flash Flood Warning Now In Place

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Flooding in Antigua May 9, 2024/Photo Sadique Armstrong

FLASH FLOOD WARNING STATEMENT

TAPABULLETINFLASH FLOOD WARNINGANTIGUA AND BARBUDA METEOROLOGICAL SERVICES1:59 PM ECT SAT, JUN 15, 2024

A FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR LOW LYING AND FLOOD PRONE AREAS MAINLY FROM THE CENTRAL TO THE NORTH OF ANTIGUA, VALID UNTIL 5 PM TODAY SATURDAY. 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 IS 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 DROWN.

MOISTURE AND INSTABILITY ASSOCIATED WITH DAY-TIME HEATING CONTINUE TO GENERATE MODERATE TO HEAVY SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. ALREADY, CLOSE TO 3 INCHES OF RAIN HAS FALLEN IN SOME PLACES IN THE LAST 4 HOURS 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.

FORECASTERORVIN PAIGE

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