Flash Flood Warning In Effect Again For Antigua

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UPDATE

#FlashFloodWarning extended to 9 pm tonight. A flash flood warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring in the warned area. Residents in these areas should move to higher ground immediately. Do not drive your vehicle into areas where the water covers the roadway.

EARLIER REPORT

The flash flood watch has been upgraded to a flash flood warning for Antigua until 2 pm today Tuesday. A flash flood warning means that moderate to major flooding is occurring or imminent in the warning area. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.

If you are in low lying or flood prone areas, please 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 could be enough to sweep a car off the road. When encountering flooded roads be extremely cautious, and if in doubt, make the smart choice, turn around don’t drown.

An area of disturbed weather associated with a tropical wave is causing periodic heavy showers. Already, up to 10 inches of rain has fallen in some places in the last 24 hours and another 2 or more inches is expected in the next 6 hours. Hence, moderate to major flooding of low lying and flood prone areas is expected.

Antigua and Barbuda meteorological services will continue to monitor the weather situation. Please stay tuned to local radio or television for warning updates.

Forecaster
orvin paige

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