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A flood warning is in effect for SVG

A flood warning is in effect for SVG

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A FLOOD-WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR ST. VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES FROM 9:30 AM UNTIL 6:00 PM TODAY THURSDAY 28TH SEPTEMBER, 2017

At 9:30 am today, the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Meteorological Services issued a Flood Warning for St. Vincent and the Grenadines until 6:00 pm today, Thursday 28th September, 2017

This Flood Warning means that flooding is likely to occur.

The combination of an upper level trough and an easterly wave has been generating some moderate to heavy showers, periods of rain and scattered thunderstorms across our islands. As a consequence, a Flood Warning is now in effect for St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

Rainfall accumulations of 75 – 100 mm {3 – 4 inches} are likely.

The National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO) is advising residents, especially residents living in areas prone to flooding, land slippage and along river banks in the following areas to be vigilant and exercise caution: Basin Hole, Mt. Young, Gorse, Colonaire, South Rivers, Marriaqua, Calliaqua, Campden Park, Vermont, Buccament, Spring Village and Chateaubelair.

Moisture levels are expected to remain relatively high into the weekend, as Tropical Wave is expected to approach the Eastern Caribbean by Saturday into Sunday.

The St. Vincent and the Grenadines Meteorological Services will update this warning as necessary.

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