Thursday, 27 April 2017 01:18:43 (AST)


Flood watch is in effect for St. Vincent

Flood watch is in effect for St. Vincent

The Barbados Meteorological Services, through the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Meteorological Services has issued a flood watch for St. Vincent and the Grenadines from 6 p.m. Wednesday to 6 p.m. Thursday.

A flood watch is issued when conditions are favorable for flooding. It does not mean that flooding will occur but that it is possible.

The axis of an approaching surface trough is expected to move across the islands of the Lesser Antilles later tonight into early tomorrow.

As a consequence, cloudy to overcast skies, periods of rain, pockets of moderate to heavy showers and thunderstorms, along with occasional gusty winds are expected to spread across St. Vincent and the Grenadines during the next 12 to 24 hours.

Rainfall accumulations of 2 to 4 inches (50 to 100 millimeters) with higher amounts in mountainous areas are possible.

Due to the already saturated nature of the soils, landslides and flooding are likely.

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 urged to be on the alert and take all necessary precautions.

The flood watch will be up-dated 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.

IWN Conversations

One thought on “Flood watch is in effect for St. Vincent

  1. Patrick Ferrari says:

    Ralph is getting quite rich with excuses for airport delays.

About I-Witness News

iWitness News is the leading source of daily and breaking news and current affairs information from and about St. Vincent and the Grenadines. We were founded in February 2009 by Kenton X. Chance, a career journalist and adhere to the highest standards of journalism.