26 Sep

Flood warning remains in effect for Dominica

first_imgLocalNews Flood warning remains in effect for Dominica by: Dominica Vibes News – September 11, 2015 Share Sharing is caring! Share A flood warning, issued by the Dominica Meteorological Service on Thursday 10 September 2015, remains in effect until 12PM today, Friday 11 September.In its 6AM advisory on Friday, the Service said there is a possibility of further extension of this warning as unstable conditions are affecting the island.“The remnants of ‘Grace’ will continue to produce shower and thunderstorm activity mainly across the northern portion of the island chain during the next 12 to 24 hours,” the advisory says. It is anticipated that the remnants of Grace “will spread cloudy to overcast skies, pockets of moderate to heavy showers, periods of rain, scattered thunderstorms and occasional gusty winds over the island” with “rainfall accumulations of 1 to 3 inches are possible with isolated higher amounts”.“Due to the already saturated nature of the soil, any additional rainfall is likely to result in further flooding and landslides. Hence, residents in areas prone to flooding, landslides and falling rocks are urged to take all necessary precautions to protect life and property,” the advisory notes.The forecast for today and tonight is generally cloudy with showers, periods of rain and scattered thunderstorms.Moderate sea conditions are expected during the next 12 to 24 hours with waves peaking near 8.0 feet. Small craft operators and sea bathers should exercise caution.center_img 263 Views   no discussions Tweet Sharelast_img

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