Updated Information on Flash Flood Watch Statement (17th Sept,2022)

Published 17 September 2022


Buckie Got It, St Kitts and Nevis News Source

…Flash flood watch in effect for Antigua, Barbuda, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis…

The Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Service has issued a flash flood watch for flash-flood-
prone areas of the above the mentioned islands. The flash flood threat level is minor to

moderate with the potential for limited to significant impacts in the watch areas. To be safe,
implement your flood plan.

Timing: Until 6 pm today.

Synopsis: Tropical Storm Fiona is not a wind threat to the islands, but heavy showers associated
with it are occurring or imminent across the area. Rainfall rates of 65 mm (2.6 in) per hour or
more are possible with isolated higher totals that could produce moderate or worse flash

Potential Impacts: Localised disruption to transportation; localised population displacement;
erosion; environmental degradation; localised damage to dams, embankment, irrigation, and
drainage facilities; high sediments transport into reservoirs; localised disruption to
communication; localised contamination of potable water; localised loss of livestock; financial
losses; injuries; temporary stoppage of health services and damage to infrastructure.
Precautionary/preparedness actions: A flash flood watch means that flooding is possible but
not imminent in the watch area. Residents in these areas should make preparations to protect
life, property and livelihood against flooding and be prepared to move to higher ground, if heavy

rains develop.

Stay tuned to updates coming out of the ABMS Met Office via, hotline: 463-
4638, and Also, stay tuned to ABS
Radio and TV along with other media platforms for updates

Forecaster: Dale Destin

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