FLOOD WARNING IN EFFECT FOR DOMINICA FROM 4PM TO 6PM Thursday 15th October, 2020

 

***FLOOD WARNING IN EFFECT FOR DOMINICA FROM 4PM TO 6PM**

Thursday, October 15th, 2020

A Flood Warning means that flooding is already occurring or will occur during the warning period.

 

The Meteorological Service has issued a

  • Flash Flood Warning for Dominica

 

  • Until 6pm Thursday October 15th, 2020

 

  • Unstable conditions due to the passage of a tropical wave interacting with an upper level trough are generating pockets of moderate to heavy shower and thunderstorm activity across Dominica.
  • Model projected rainfall is for accumulations of up to 1 to 2 inches (25 to 50mm) with higher amounts especially in elevated areas during the period. Flash flooding is therefore expected.

 

People in areas that are prone to flooding, landslide and falling rocks should be vigilant and take all precautionary measures to protect life and property.  

 

EXPECTED IMPACTS:

·       Shallow rivers, streams, gutters and ravines may temporarily overflow their banks and flood surrounding areas. Roadways may also be flooded.

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

 

The Meteorological Service will continue to monitor the situation and the Flood Warning may be extended, downgraded or discontinued as necessary.