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Message ffe242de-32ab-48da-bba4-f050eb3debeb from ABMS_Met_Office sent at 02:49:15 on 2020-07-29
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A Flash Flood Watch is in Effect for Wednesday
The Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Service has issued a flash flood watch for flash-flood prone areas of Antigua and Barbuda. The flash flood threat level is moderate and there is the potential for significant impacts in the watch area. To be safe, implement you flood plan. Timing: Wednesday. Synopsis: Heavy showers associated with Potential Tropical Cyclone Nine are expected to move across the area. Rainfall rates of 50 mm (2 in) per hour or more will produce minor flooding and may produce moderate or worse flash flooding. One to three inches of rain is possible on Wednesday, with isolated higher totals. Potential Impacts: Localised disruption to transportation; interruption of school hours; localised population displacement; erosion; environmental degradation; localised damage to dams, embankment, irrigation and drainage facilities; high sediments transport into reservoir; localised disruption to communication; localised contamination of potable water; localised loss of livestock; financial losses; injuries; temporary stoppage of health services and damage to infrastructure. A flash flood watch means that flooding is possible but not imminent in the watch area.
Residents in these areas should make preparations to protect life, property and livelihood against flooding and be prepared to move to higher ground, if heavy rains develop. Stay tuned to updates coming out of the ABMS Met Office via antiguamet.com
ABMS Met Office at 462-3017, if confirmation of this message is needed.
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