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Showers to continue into the evening; flash flood warning in effect

-as DDM monitors potential cyclone in Atlantic
A view of Purcell's main access road from opposite Delta Gas Station today, August 31, 2018. Photo: Team of Reporters
In the vicinity of the round about on Tortola today, August 30, 2018. Photo: Team of Reporters
In the vicinity of the round about on Tortola today, August 30, 2018. Photo: Team of Reporters
A flooded highway! Water accumulating on the roadway in the vicinity of Festival Ground in Road Town, today August 30, 2018. Photo: Team of Reporters
A flooded highway! Water accumulating on the roadway in the vicinity of Festival Ground in Road Town, today August 30, 2018. Photo: Team of Reporters
The scene today, August 30, 2018, at Freebottom near the access road. Photo: Team of Reporters
The scene today, August 30, 2018, at Freebottom near the access road. Photo: Team of Reporters
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Moisture and instability associated with a tropical wave continues to affect the Virgin Islands (VI) today, August 30, 2018, causing the current heavy rains to continue into the evening, in addition to some flooding.

As such, the VI’s Department of Disaster Management (DDM,) is advising residents in low-lying and flood prone areas, “to take precautionary measures to minimise flooding and to safeguard lives, livelihoods and property, as the conditions currently being experienced are expected to continue into the afternoon.”

Motorists are also advised to be cautious when traversing the roadways, as certain areas are prone to rock slides that could cause challenges to the road users.

Update

DDM in an update today, August 30, 2018, said the Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Services has since issued a Flash Flood Warning for the VI and that residents should be on the lookout for ‘ponding’ where rain collects in roads and flat surfaces.

DDM said, “inconveniences can be expected but the flooding is not expected to be immediately life threatening.”

Current sea conditions are moderate with significant wave heights of 1.5 to 2 meters or 5 to 6 feet and a small craft caution remains in effect for the VI.

DDM in its public statement also used the occasion to disclose that it is also monitoring a potential tropical cyclone, currently located approximately 3,000 miles away from the Territory.

“Residents should continue to monitor this disturbance, as it continues to move forward eastward…We will continue to monitor the disturbance and provide updates accordingly,” DDM said.

That weather system’s forecast track, sees the disturbance moving near or over the southern Cabo Verde Islands on Friday, August 31, 2018.

 

6 Responses to “Showers to continue into the evening; flash flood warning in effect”

  • Local (30/08/2018, 19:03) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    take a pic of the carrot bay situation this evening... its a gas!
  • NezRez (30/08/2018, 20:32) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    We’re drowning in Josiah’s Bay too. Need a canoe ASAP!
  • i from here (30/08/2018, 21:04) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Bvi in bad shape
    • BRAD BOYNES (31/08/2018, 04:59) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
      You are correct. It was in bad shape before the flood of August 2017, just got very worst after the two hurricanes. Seems like the politicians heart n soul is in a cruise ship while the VI go to hell.
  • church (31/08/2018, 07:02) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
    Father God coming for his world
  • True (31/08/2018, 09:21) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    If they do not get this place fix soon all ships will stop coming because this rain is making it worst .The//////// and his // is fulling their pockets before they are out . This government make a mess with tax payers money a medical cannot run small hospital how the hell he can the finance of this place. I hope the young people will not be fool again by these crooks.


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