Urgent – Immediate Broadcast Requested
Flash Flood Advisory
Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Services
12:40 PM Saturday 17 September 2022
…Flash Flood Advisory for Minor Flooding in Effect for Antigua until Later Today…
The Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Service have issued a flash flood advisory for minor flooding of flash-flood-prone areas of Antigua and Barbuda. Prepare for the possibility of moderate flooding or worse.
Timing: Until 4 pm today.
Synopsis: Radar and satellite images continue to show moisture streaming into the area as a result of the proximity of Tropical Storm Fiona. Rainfall rates of greater than 40 mm (over 1.60 in) per hour will cause minor flash flooding of low-lying and poor drainage areas.
Streams, creeks and drains may be elevated or even overflow into streets and flash-flood-prone areas. Additionally, a flash flood watch is in effect for the possibility of moderate flooding or worse.
Potential Impacts: Little.
Precautionary/preparedness actions: A flash flood advisory means that streams, creeks and drains may be elevated or even overflowing into streets and flood-prone areas; however, property damage, if any, will be minimal.
Do not drive your vehicle into areas where the water covers the roadway. Report severe weather to the Met Office.
Stay tuned to updates coming out of the Met Office via antiguamet.com, [hotline: 463-4638, facebook.com/abmetservice and twitter.com/abmetservice]. Also, stay tuned to other media platforms for updates.
Forecaster: Dale Destin