FLASH FLOOD WATCH

ISSUED BY ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA METEOROLOGICAL SERVICES
9:20 AM ECT THU, DEC 12, 2019

ST KITTS AND NEVIS

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR LOW LYING AND
FLOOD PRONE AREAS OF ST. KITTS AND NEVIS VALID FROM
9:20 AM TODAY UNTIL 3:00 PM THIS AFTERNOON. 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 SAFEGUARD LIFE
AND PROPERTY. THEY SHOULD BE PREPARED TO MOVE TO
HIGHER GROUND IF FLOODING RAINS DEVELOP OR A FLASH
FLOOD WARNING IS ISSUED. BE AWARE OF FAST FLOWING
STREAMS IN MOUNTAINOUS AREAS AS THESE COULD CREATE
VERY CHALLENGING SITUATIONS WITHOUT WARNING.

AN UPPER LEVEL TROUGH ENHANCING LOW LEVEL MOISTURE
OVER THE LEEWARD ISLANDS IS INFLUENCING THE WEATHER
CAUSING PERIODIC MODERATE TO HEAVY SHOWERS.
ALREADY, UP TO 1 INCH OF RAIN HAS 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.

ST. KITTS METEOROLOGICAL SERVICES WILL CONTINUE TO
MONITOR THE WEATHER SITUATION. PLEASE STAY TUNED TO
LOCAL RADIO WATCH UPDATES AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS.

FORECASTER
LETITIA HUMPHREYSEND – ANTIGUA MET SERVICES.

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