Flash Flood Warning
Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Services
9:30 AM ECT Thu, Jun 29, 2017
St Kitts and Nevis
Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Services has issued a flash flood warning for low lying and flood prone areas of St. Kitts and Nevis 3pm today Thursday.
A flash flood warning means that moderate to major flooding is imminent or occurring in low lying and flood prone areas.
An active tropical wave along with an upper level trough over the northeast Caribbean is influencing the weather over the leeward islands and if you are in the warning area move quickly to higher ground immediately. Residents living along streams, creeks, low lying and flood prone areas should take immediate precautions to protect life and property. Do not attempt to cross swiftly flowing waters or waters of unknown depth by foot or by vehicle. Note, just one foot of flowing water is enough to sweep vehicles off the road. When encountering flooded roads be extremely cautious, and if in doubt, make the smart choice, turn around don’t drown. Move to higher ground.
Already, up to 4.60 inches of rain have fallen in some places in the last 12 hours and another 2 or more inches are likely in the next 6 hours. Hence, moderate to major flooding of low lying and flood prone areas is expected.
The Meteorological Service will continue to monitor the situation. Please call 463-4638 or stay tuned to local radio and tv stations for later statements.