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Flash flood watch issued for SVG

Flash flood watch issued for SVG

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A FLASH FLOOD WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR ST. VINCENT AND THE
GRENADINES FROM 6:00 P.M. AUGUST 29TH 2020 UNTIL 12:00
NOON SUNDAY 30TH AUGUST

The St. Vincent and the Grenadines Meteorological Services issued a Flash Flood
Watch for St. Vincent and the Grenadines from 6:00 p.m., Saturday 29th August,
2020, until 12:00 noon on Sunday 30th August, 2020.

Moderate to heavy showers and isolated thunderstorms will spread across Saint Vincent
and the Grenadines 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.
Thus, a Flash-Flood Watch is in effect for St. Vincent and the Grenadines from 6:00
p.m. today, August 29th 2020 until 12:00 noon Sunday 30th August, 2020.

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.

The National Emergency Management Organisation is appealing to all persons to pay
attention to the information from the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Meteorological
Services and to ensure that they are prepared at all times.

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