Flash flood warning issued (05.10.2020)
A FLASH FLOOD WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR THE ST.VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES TODAY MONDAY 5TH OCTOBER, 2020 (UPDATED 12:00pm 10.05.2020)
The St. Vincent and the Grenadines Meteorological Services has extended the Flash Flood Warning for St.Vincent and The Grenadines to 6:00pm TUESDAY October 6th 2020.
The advisory as issued, notes moderate to heavy showers, intermittent rain and thunderstorms as the prevalent weather condition with 2 inches of rainfall and "isolated higher amounts" possible for the next 24 hours. With the larger accumulations in mountainous areas, and high saturation in soils , "flash flooding and landslides are likely to occur".
The met office release also notes that "A Flash-Flood Warning is issued when flooding is imminent or is already occuring."
The National Emergency Management Organisation is encouraging residents, especially those persons living in low-lying areas and other areas prone to flooding, rock falls and landslides to continue to be vigilant and to take the necessary precautions to ensure the safety of your family. Due to the already saturated nature of soils, NEMO is also continuing to urge all residents and motorists in low-lying areas and those living near rivers and streams to be vigilant.
The National Emergency Management Organisation is also appealing to all persons to continue to pay attention to the information from the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Meteorological Services and to ensure that they are prepared at all times.