Charlestown-Nevis-Officials at the Vance Amory Int. Airport, confirmed earlier today that the sea swells that are currently affecting the island of Nevis, are as a result of a tropical disturbance in the area.
The report indicates that there are prevailing swells of six to seven feet and there is a warning for small craft to stay in port.
Officials of the Nevis Port Authority further confirmed that the swells became visible during the course of last night and got worse as the day progressed.
None of the regular ferries have ventured on their normal daily runs up to this point and the MV Caribe Queen and the MV Mark Twain can be seen anchored at a safe distance from the Charlestown pier.
The swells are currently belting water over the Charlestown sea wall, onto the Samuel Hunkins Drive and it has been confirmed that some damage has been done to that road.
It has also been confirmed that the small pier located close to Gallows Bay, has suffered extensive damage.
Down at Pinney’s Beach, anyone planning to have lunch at Sunshine’s today, may have to take a boat.
The entire area is currently flooded, all the way up to the back of the LIME’S Beach bar.
Some of the Public Works crews were already out doing cleanup work and assessing the damage.