FLOOD-WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR ST VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES

FLOOD-WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR ST VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES

Effective 6:00 pm Friday 9th November, 2018
Weather Advisory upgraded to a Flood-watch.
Unstable conditions associated with the passage of a tropical wave and a favorable upper level
environment has been generating pockets of moderate to heavy showers across St. Vincent and
the Grenadines (SVG) during the last 24 hours.
Some stations across mainland St. Vincent have already recorded rainfall accumulations of up
to 3 inches (75mm) during the last 12 to 24 hours, and there is the possibility of a further 75
mm (3 inches) with isolated higher amounts, as activity persists into tomorrow.
Reports have indicated some rivers and gutters are inundated and that there were a few
occurrences of landslides across the island. Due to the saturated nature of the soils, the weather
advisory currently in effect, has been upgraded to a Flood-Watch.
Residents and motorists in areas prone to flooding, landslides and near rivers and streams
should remain on the alert and take the necessary precautions.
This Watch will remain in effect until 6:00 pm Saturday 10th November, 2018 and may be
upgraded to a Warning if conditions warrant.