A FLASH FLOOD WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR DOMINICA

Issued at 9: 30 a.m. Saturday, March 11, 2017

 

The Meteorological Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning for Dominica

 

  • Until 4p.m. Saturday

 

  • Unstable conditions associated with a dissipating frontal boundary have been generating light to moderate and isolated heavy showers across Dominica since Wednesday. Radar imagery indicated that pockets of heavy showers occurred over Dominica, particularly the interior areas, Saturday morning.
  • Reports indicated that sections of the island are already experiencing flood conditions.   Further flooding, as well as landslides and rock falls, can occur due to the already saturated nature of the soil and forecast lingering unstable conditions.   

 

A FLOOD WARNING MEANS THAT FLOODING IS ALREADY OCCURRING OR WILL OCCUR DURING THE WARNING PERIOD.

Persons in areas prone to flooding, landslide and falling rocks should be very vigilant and take all precautionary measures to protect life and property. Be on the lookout for fast rising waters. Be ready to move to higher ground.  Motorists and pedestrian should not attempt to cross flooded road or water-ways. TURN AROUND DO NOT DROWN.

 

This warning may be further extended should conditions become necessary.