The St. Kitts Met. Services in collaboration with the Antigua Met Services is issuing a FLASH FLOOD WARNING extended until 2:00pm today (Monday 5th September 2016). At that point, conditions will be reviewed and a determination will be made on whether to change the status of the advisory or if to extend the advisory. This is as a result of the tropical wave that is moving westerly into the Caribbean Sea coupled with a low level trough over the northern Leeward Islands.
Persons in areas that are prone to flooding are asked to exercise caution and also motorists and residents in areas that are prone to rock slides are asked to exercise caution. Persons are advised to continue paying close attention to the media houses for further updates emanating from the Met. Office as the day progresses.
Senior Meteorological Officer
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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