Charlestown, Nevis – Nevis Disaster Management Office Director, Brian Dyer, confirmed on Sunday evening that a tropical wave was the cause of intense rainfall and some degree of flooding on the island of Nevis and other islands in the region.
According to Dyer, the unfavourable weather was expected to continue throughout Sunday night, with more rainfall and thunderstorms, as the tropical wave passed south of the island. He expects the general weather conditions to gradually return to normal, during the course of Monday 29th July.
Meanwhile, the weather conditions created havoc with at least three major events scheduled on Nevis, for Sunday.
The much anticipated Culturama games, got underway at the Mondo track, despite intermittent showers. However, during the 100 meters events, the rain intensified and the meet eventually had to be called off, with the wind picking up and knocking over a few tents as well.
Up at the Brown Hill hard court, the grand Bridget Blucher charity concert attracted a major crowd and the general area was packed with vehicles, as patrons packed the stands and tents. However, intense rainfall, compounded with the fact that power eventually went out and one of the tents went cascading in the wind, forced everyone to make a rapid exit for their respective homes.
Meanwhile, the much looked forward to Mr. and Miss Youth Pageant, a much looked forward to activity for Culturama 45, also had to be postponed. Minister of Culture, Hon. Eric Evelyn, made the pronouncement on Sunday night, that the popular show will now be rescheduled for the evening of Monday 29th July.