The St. Vincent and the Grenadines Meteorological Services, on Saturday, issued a flash flood watch for St. Vincent and the Grenadines from 6 p.m., Saturday, until 12 noon on Sunday.
Moderate to heavy showers and isolated thunderstorms will spread across SVG due to the passage of a tropical wave/disturbance that has a low chance of cyclone formation. Rainfall accumulations of 100 mm (approximately 4 inches) with higher amounts in isolated areas are possible during the next 24 hours.
A flood watch is issued when conditions are favourable and there exists the possibility of flooding during the watch period.
However, the flood watch may be upgraded to a warning if conditions warrant.
The National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO) urges all residents and motorists in low-lying areas and those living near rivers and streams especially persons living in areas such as Fitz-Hughes, Chateaubelair, Spring Village, Vermont, Buccament, Rose Place, Calliaqua, Belair, Dauphine, Arnos Vale, Marriaqua, Lowmans, Greggs, South Rivers, Dickson, Langley Park, Sandy Bay, Owia and Fancy to be vigilant.
NENI is appealing to all persons to pay attention to the information from SVG Meteorological Services and to ensure that they are prepared at all times.