FLASH FLOOD WATCH STATEMENT

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FLASH FLOOD WATCH
ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA METEOROLOGICAL SERVICES
7:22 AM ECT TUE, SEP 24, 2019

ST.KITTS, NEVIS AND BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR LOW LYING AND FLOOD PRONE AREAS OF ST. KITTS, NEVIS AND THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
VALID FROM 7:30 A.M. TODAY TUESDAY UNTIL 8 P.M.THIS EVENING. A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT MODERATE TO MAJOR FLOODING IS POSSIBLE BUT NOT IMMINENT IN THE WATCH AREA. FLASH
FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION.

RESIDENTS IN LOW LYING AND FLOOD PRONE AREAS SHOULD MAKE PREPARATIONS FOR FLOODING TO SAFE GUARD LIFE AND PROPERTY.
THEY SHOULD BE PREPARED TO MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND IF FLOODING RAINS DEVELOP OR A FLASH FLOOD WARNING IS ISSUED.

TROPICAL STORM KAREN MOVING TOWARDS THE BRITSH VIRGIN ISLANDS AND FEEDER BANDS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS SYTEM IS CAUSING PERIODIC MODERATE TO HEAVY SHOWERS ACROSS ST. KITTS AND NEVIS WHICH IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE THROUGHOUT THE DAY. ALREADY, UP TO 1.5 INCHES OF RAIN HAVE FALLEN IN SOME PLACES IN THE LAST 12 HOURS AND ANOTHER 2 OR MORE INCHES IS POSSIBLE IN THE NEXT 12 HOURS. HENCE, MODERATE TO MAJOR FLOODING OF LOW
LYING AND FLOOD PRONE AREAS IS POSSIBLE.

FOR THE BRISTISH VIRGIN ISLANDS, THESE CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED STARTING LATER TODAY AS KAREN MOVES CLOSER TO THESE
ISLANDS.

ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA METEOROLOGICAL SERVICES WILL CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF THE WEATHER SITUATION. PLEASE
STAY TUNED TO LOCAL RADIO OR TELEVISION FOR WATCH UPDATES AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS.

FORECASTER
LETITIA HUMPHREYS

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