ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA METEOROLOGICAL SERVICES HAS ISSUED A FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR LOW LYING AND FLOOD PRONE AREAS OF ANTIGUA, BARBUDA, MONTSERRAT, AND ST. KITTS AND NEVIS UNTIL 8PM TONIGHT.
A FLASH FLOOD WARNING MEANS THAT MODERATE TO MAJOR FLOODING IS IMMINENT OR OCCURRING IN LOW LYING AND FLOOD PRONE AREAS.
AN ACTIVE TROPICAL WAVE IS AFFECTING THE AREA. RESIDENTS LIVING ALONG STREAMS, CREEKS, LOW LYING AND FLOOD PRONE AREAS SHOULD TAKE PRECAUTIONS TO SAFEGUARD AGAINST RISING FLOOD WATERS. 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 ENOUGH TO SWEEP VEHICLES OFF THE ROAD. WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED ROADS BE EXTREMELY CAUTIOUS, AND IF IN DOUBT, MAKE THE SMART CHOICE, TURN AROUND DON’T DROWN. MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND.
ST. KITTS MET SERVICES IN COLLABORATION WITH THE ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA METEOROLOGICAL SERVICES WILL CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE SITUATION. STAY TUNED TO LOCAL RADIO AND TV STATIONS FOR FURTHER UPDATES EMANATING FROM THE MET OFFICE AS THE DAY PROGRESSES.
FORECASTER BERNELL SIMON
ANTIGUA MET SERVICES
FLOOD WATCH/WARNING – AWARENESS TIPS
-Monitor weather conditions.
-Check for rising water levels in the area.
-Tune into radio or TV for emergency instructions.
-Any electrical items stored on low shelves should be moved to higher areas where
water levels will not be expected.
-Double check that important documents have been moved to higher ground.
-Keep your Disaster Survival Kit in an easily accessible location in case you are told to
-Begin to store drinking water in sealable containers.
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