Flash-Flood Warning 6 am 30th October 2020

 

THE FLASH-FLOOD WARNING HAS BEEN EXTENED FOR

ST VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES UNTIL 12:00 NOON 30th October 2020

 

Issued at 6:00 am, Friday 30th October, 2020

 

Moderate to heavy showers, periods of rain and isolated thunderstorms will continue across St. Vincent and the Grenadines due to the presence of a tropical wave and a favourable upper level environment. Rainfall accumulations of 50mm (approximately 2 inches) with isolated higher amounts in mountainous areas are possible within the next 6 hours.

 

During the last 12 hours, rainfall accumulations of approximately 3 inches (~75mm) have been recorded by some stations across the island and there have been reports of flash-flooding, raging rivers, damage to property and inaccessible pathways. In addition, wind speeds of approximately 20-40km/h or 12-25mp/h with higher gusts are expected to continue during the warning period. Due to the saturated nature of the soils, any additional rainfall could lead to additional flooding and further damages.

 

As a result, the Flash-Flood warning which is already in effect for St. Vincent and the Grenadines is now extended until 12:00 noon Friday 30th, October 2020.  Residents and motorists in areas  prone  to  flooding  and landslides  or  near  rivers  and  streams  should  continue to be vigilant and take  the  necessary precautionary measures to protect life and property.

 

A Flash-Flood Warning is issued when flooding is imminent or is already occurring.