FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FOR DOMINICA

***FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FOR DOMINICA ***

Issued at 12 noon Friday, October 9th, 2020

A Flood Watch means that flooding is possible.

 

The Meteorological Service has issued a   

  • Flash Flood WATCH for Dominica

 

  • Until 6pm Friday October 9th, 2020

 

  • A tropical wave has been generating unstable conditions across Dominica. Radar and satellite imagery indicated that light to moderate and isolated heavy shower and thunderstorm activity approaching Dominica during this afternoon. Flash flooding is therefore possible. The flood watch may be upgraded to a warning should conditions warrant.

 

  • Model projected rainfall is for accumulations of between 1 to 3 inches (25 to 75mm) with higher amounts in elevated areas.  

 

People in areas that are prone to flooding, landslide and falling rocks should be vigilant and exercise extreme caution during this afternoon. Take all precautionary measures to protect life and property.  

 

POSSIBLE IMPACTS FOR DOMINICA

·       Shallow rivers, streams, gutters and ravines may temporarily overflow their banks and flood surrounding areas

·       Landslides due to intense rainfall as well as rock falls from overhanging cliffs

 

The Meteorological Service will continue to monitor the situation and provide the necessary updates.