A flash flood advisory is in effect for minor flooding in low lying and flood prone areas of the western section Antigua valid until 6 pm tonight. A flood advisory means that streams, creeks and drains may be elevated or even overflowing into streets, low lying and flood prone areas; however, property damage will be minimal.
Inconveniences can be expected but the flooding is not expected to be immediately life threatening. However, just one foot of flowing water is enough to sweep vehicles off the road. When encountering flooded roads be extremely cautious, and if in doubt, make the smart choice, turn around don&8217;t drown. Move to higher ground.
A trough over the northeast Caribbean is influencing the weather over the Leeward and British Virgin Islands, causing periodic heavy showers. Already, up to an inch and half has fallen in some places in the last 3 hours and another inch or more are likely in the next 5 hours. Hence, minor flooding of low lying and flood prone areas is expected.
Antigua and Barbuda meteorological services will continue to monitor the situation. Please call 463-4638 for later statements. Also, stay tuned to local radio and tv stations for the latest information.