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Heavy showers force early closure of Gov't offices, school

Flood waters in Road Town. A flash flood warning is in effect for the Virgin Islands until 5:00PM today, October 11, 2017. Photo: VINO
This photo circulating on social media shows flooding in Pasea Estate, Tortola this morning, October 11, 2017. Photo: Facebook
This photo circulating on social media shows flooding in Pasea Estate, Tortola this morning, October 11, 2017. Photo: Facebook
The notice sent out by Government on the flash flood warning and early closure of Government offices. Photo: Provided
The notice sent out by Government on the flash flood warning and early closure of Government offices. Photo: Provided
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Inclement weather continues to affect the Virgin Islands, causing flooding in low lying areas and forcing Government Offices to close early today, October 11, 2017.

The Elmore Stoutt High School, now located in Pasea , also dismissed students for the day at around noon.

A flash flood watch is in effect for low lying and flood prone areas, valid until 5:00 PM this evening, according to the Department of Disaster Management (DDM).

Flooding was reported in parts of central Road Town, Pasea Estate and Paraquita Bay.

Government offices closed at 3:00 PM and the public was asked to tune in to ZBVI 780 AM radio for updates.

According to DDM, a deep layer trough over the area is causing periodic heavy showers and thunderstorms.

7 Responses to “Heavy showers force early closure of Gov't offices, school”

  • ccc (11/10/2017, 16:07) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Poor we when it rains it pours!
  • He who Quits (11/10/2017, 17:26) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Does this mean another delay in pay?
  • No News (11/10/2017, 18:28) Like (5) Dislike (4) Reply
    This is not News. They get all the breaks. Little Heavy wind, little Heavy Rain go home.. this is a regular occurence.....They work 33 hrs a week. 830 to 430 with an hour lunch included and 2 15mins breaks.. Stop fussing about Salary being late. U all have life sweet....too sweet. You all will get pay.. That is certain..
    • @no news (12/10/2017, 06:06) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
      Agree. To add to that 90% of them always late... They need to stop complaining and trying to throw the Government under the Bus.. They getting away with a lot....
  • wow (11/10/2017, 19:55) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    Stop bawling about pay u never heard a good old saying save at least three months pay for times like these
  • Powww (12/10/2017, 09:09) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    @ wow
    How many ppl
    What percentage of the bvi work force is not living ftom pay ck to pay ck
    About 60--65% of us are
    And I mean with NO SAVINGS either
    I hope the women do not have to sell dem souls to
    Survive
    • Caribbean Girl (13/10/2017, 14:25) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Who's problem is that? Now is a good time to start paying less attention to material things and living beyond their means. Start saving for a "rainy or stormy day".


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