FLASH FLOOD ADVISORY STATEMENT

TAPA
BULLETIN
FLASH FLOOD ADVISORY
ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA METEOROLOGICAL SERVICES
1:35 PM ECT SUN, OCT 17, 2021

ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA

A FLASH FLOOD ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FOR MINOR FLOODING IN LOW LYING AND FLOOD PRONE AREAS OF ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA VALID UNTIL 4PM TODAY. 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'T DROWN. MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND.

A WEAK TROUGH OVER THE NORTHEAST CARIBBEAN COUPLED WITH LIGHT WINDS, DAYTIME HEATING AND AVAILABLE MOISTURE IS INFLUENCING LOCALIZED SHOWER AND THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY OVER ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA, CAUSING PERIODIC HEAVY SHOWERS. ALREADY, UP TO AN INCH HAS FALLEN IN SOME PLACES IN THE LAST FEW HOURS AND ANOTHER INCH OR MORE ARE LIKELY IN THE NEXT FEW 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.

FORECASTER
BERNELL SIMON