Flood Warning Now In Effect For SVG

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

FLOOD WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR ST.VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES UNTIL 12:00 NOON TOMORROW TUESDAY 29TH NOVEMBER, 2016.

The Barbados Meteorological Services, through the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Meteorological Services, has issued a Flood Warning for St. Vincent and the Grenadines from 6:00 p.m. on Monday 28th November 2016 to 12:00 noon on Tuesday 29th November 2016.

The Flood-Watch has been upgraded to a Flood-Warning for St. Vincent and the Grenadines. A Flood-Warning is issued when flooding is imminent or is already occurring.

Unsettled conditions continued to affect St. Vincent and the Grenadines overnight and this morning. Despite some marginal improvement during the day, conditions are expected to deteriorate  later tonight and into early tomorrow.

Models are forecasting possible rainfall accumulations of 100 to 150 millimeters (4 to 6 inches) over St. Vincent and the Grenadines during the next 24 hours, with higher amounts in mountainous areas.

Due to the already saturated nature of the soils, residents living in landslide-prone areas and in areas along the riverbanks such as Buccament Bay, Rose Place, South Rivers, Spring Village, Vermont, Roucher Bay, Mesopotamia, Sandy Bay, Georgetown, Mt. Young, Byera, Gorse, Chateaubelair, Buddy Gutter, Calliaqua, Barrouallie, Layou and Fitz- Hughes are advised to exercise extreme caution and remain on the alert.

The Flood Warning will be updated as necessary.

The National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO), through the Barbados Meteorological Services and the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Meteorological Office, will continue to monitor the situation.

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