NEMO urges residents to be vigilant

High wind advisory, DVG

Flood Warning is effect for the St. Vincent and the Grenadines. At 6pm this evening the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Meteorological Services has issued a Flood Warning for St. Vincent and the Grenadines until 6:00 pm Friday 19th October, 2018.

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

Overcast and breezy conditions are expected with the potential for further outbreaks of moderate, heavy and at times isolated thundershowers across St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

The possibility exists for isolated flooding in flood prone areas.

Slopes and hillsides are expected to become increasingly vulnerable to land slippage as soils are already saturated.

Rainfall accumulations of 1 inch {25mm} is expected overnight and this is expected to increase up to 40 – 50 mm {1.5 – 2 inches} on Friday.

Moisture levels of near 2 inches {35 mm} and 1 inch {20 mm} are also expected on Saturday and Sunday.

This is expected to be accompanied by breezy conditions of about 25 – 40 km/h becoming increasingly gusty with showers.

The National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO) has already received several reports of landslides and flooding and is urging all residents living in areas prone to flooding, land slippage and along river banks in the following areas to be vigilant and exercise caution:

Basin Hole, Mt. Young, Gorse, Colonaire, South Rivers, Marriaqua, Calliaqua, Campden Park, Vermont, Buccament, Spring Village, Chateaubelair and Mesopotamia.

The National Emergency Management Organisation will continue to provide updates from the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Meteorological Services.