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Another tropical wave approaching the VI

The Virgin Islands is expected to experience more showers as another Tropical wave will affect the territory from today, Monday August 28, 2017. Photo: DDM
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Virgin Islands is expected to experience more showers as another tropical wave will affect the territory from today, Monday August 28, 2017.

According to information from the Department of Disaster Management (DDM), the tropical wave will linger across the area over the next 24 hours which will result in cloudy spells along with periods of widely scattered showers.

The DDM information release further stated that some showers could be locally heavy at times with a slight chance of an isolated thunderstorm.

As the tropical wave passes, a drier and more stable atmosphere will once again become dominant across the area and suppress any significant shower activity.

At this time, only a brief passing early morning showers can be expected.

The DDM encourages persons to continue to monitor local media stations and the DDM website for update as they become available.

25 Responses to “Another tropical wave approaching the VI”

  • Just saying (28/08/2017, 12:33) Like (3) Dislike (33) Reply
    Are we going to get another 17 inches or we going be texas in the bvi?
  • Nada.. (28/08/2017, 12:49) Like (39) Dislike (3) Reply
    When we get warning we get Nada... Its when we don't get warning it happens. We get ambush...Thanks for the warning...
    • @ NADA (28/08/2017, 16:20) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
      lol this made me laugh.
    • nonsense (28/08/2017, 16:58) Like (31) Dislike (5) Reply
      We got constant warnings before the last flood, up to 5 days before but everyone was busy preparing outfits for jouvert, parade and horse race and didnt pay attention. You think DDM have a fax line to God who tells them when and how much it will rain?
    • Observer (29/08/2017, 00:23) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
      I wonder if the DDM ever looks at the satellite maps...go to Wunderground and look at the map...there is nothing to our east at all...There is a disturbance of the African coast but that is hundreds of miles away and its MUCH too early to tell who or where it will affect.
  • Give me a Break (28/08/2017, 14:09) Like (5) Dislike (8) Reply
  • wize up (28/08/2017, 15:55) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
    Because of our landscape we should always be prepared for the weather
  • From Tortola, Houston (28/08/2017, 16:22) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    It is so bad here in Houston. There is water everywhere. My basement is flooded and there are water snakes swiming in the basement of my house.
    • Lord give me Faith (28/08/2017, 17:31) Like (7) Dislike (11) Reply
      You too lie bout water snakes swimming in your basement. You looking attention. Dwl
      • Real (28/08/2017, 21:46) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
        @ Lord give me Faith.....I guess u never heard of Cottonmouth/ water moccasins. Do some research
        • True (29/08/2017, 13:10) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
          @Real, I lived in Texas and those Cottonmouth snakes and Water Moccasins will come in your house with flood water. Cottonmouths bite you, it is over in seconds. Yeah that person who blogged in and everyone who is flooded out have snakes and other creatures in their homes or anywhere the water is high.
      • But wait (28/08/2017, 22:04) Like (10) Dislike (2) Reply
        How the h;ll you know the person is lying you ignorant A::. Yes dummy, when it rains heavy in most Southern States, it is not unusual for snakes to get in your flooded home. So stop calling people liars and do your damn research dummy.
      • big daddy (29/08/2017, 09:36) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
        She may have snakes but not in her basement. Homes in Houston don't have basements. So yeah, liar.
        • SHUT UP (29/08/2017, 16:08) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
          Yes there are houses in Texas with basements. Some of the newer ones are. Just shut the H.ll up already. Just hope something like that don't hit here. Sorry but if it does, we will be doomed.
    • Snakeandshake (28/08/2017, 19:35) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
      Oh, no. Don't let them come upstairs. When the water subside, catch them and roast them in a bonfire outside. I hate snakes.
    • Lord of the Storm (28/08/2017, 20:30) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      Sorry to hear....saw a picture a woman took of an alligator in her flooded backyard....the water moccasins and alligators are just displaced..... poor creatures..... they had no choice....get out safely...
    • LCS (28/08/2017, 23:04) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
      Prayers are with you and the rest of the people affected. We know how bad it can be. Don't despair. Material things get replaced. It will take time, but you all will recover.
  • Sue (28/08/2017, 19:01) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    People go pray and stop make fun
  • .... (28/08/2017, 20:20) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Once DDM says it's coming, rest assured that it's not....
    • Observer (29/08/2017, 11:14) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      As I understand it the DDM is an 'after disaster' MANAGEMENT team, and are not in the business of prediction. As such I wish they would then stop issuing warnings that 9 times out of 10 are at best totally wrong. What we need is a proper meteorological set up that has a good computer that can monitor NHC, NASSA, Wunderground and, and stop depending on Antigua for information. All the information that is needed is available on those sites.
  • not afraid to say (29/08/2017, 11:00) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    • sad sad sad (29/08/2017, 15:31) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      My Heart hurts for the officer that Car got overwhelmed in the Houston floods on his way to work. he loss his life..Sad. My Sympathy goes out to his Family....
  • From Tortola, Houston (29/08/2017, 11:00) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    To all of you that is talking about I am a liar, I am ashamed to call my self a Tortolian. It is very serious here. There are river and lakes here. When the river and lake crest from all the rain, the reptiles that live in those waters washes into people homes. What really made me broke down was the elderly in the nursing home had to sit in their wheel chairs with water up to their waist waiting to get out. You guys have no idea. What you see on TV is just the half of it. I hope you guys that is making jokes and calling people liars, don't have to go thru what Harvey did to Texas.
  • Wolf n sheep clothing (29/08/2017, 15:21) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    The big sweet talking preacher everyone likes refused to open the George people money built to the suffering and needy... Fake axxss greedy Christians and preachers.....imaging it take public and governmental pressure for him to open the damn church door for people who suffering in Houston...Don't want hear you no more Mr Joel...
  • panic (29/08/2017, 15:27) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    DDM in panic mode after so many failures...I will advice them to just Relax and stay focus...No need to panic when the sky get dark and it start drizzling...

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