St.Kitts & Nevis: Disaster Management Dept. predicts gusty winds, flooding possible

A tropical weather system is affecting the weather over the north-eastern Caribbean, according to Brian Dyer, Director of the Nevis Disaster Management Department (NFMD).

“The active tropical wave is interacting with an upper level trough that this is likely to bring some gusty winds and heavy rainfall within the next day or two as the system migrates to the west northwest,” Dyer predicted. “We are likely to experience some rainfall up to two inches and that can cause some flooding in low-lying areas. The soil is saturated, so any significant shower activity would cause water to run along the streets and to cause flooding in low- lying areas.”

Residents are asked to be vigilant and to take precautionary measures in the event of the island experiencing shower activity.

“It only takes six inches of water on the street to cause vehicles to hydroplane or aquaplane,” Dyer said. “Residents and motorists are asked to take precautionary measures.



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