Flood Warning Reinstated for Dominica; Valid Until 6pm

****FLOOD WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR DOMINICA UNTIL 6PM****

Updated at 12pm on Friday 2nd October, 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

 

  • Effective immediately until 6pm this evening.

 

  • Unstable conditions due to low level instability and the presence of an upper level trough continue to affect Dominica. Radar imagery shows that light to moderate showers and isolated areas of heavy showers and thunderstorms are once again affecting sections of the island. The forecast is for shower and thunderstorm activity as well as gusty winds near showers to continue throughout the afternoon. Flash flooding is therefore expected as soils are already saturated.

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

    EXPECTED IMPACTS FOR DOMINICA

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

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

    · Loose objects may become missiles in gusty winds. Gusty winds may result in dangerous sea conditions, especially on the east coast.

     

    Please note that a greater degree of cloudiness, more frequent rainfall and higher rainfall amounts are normally experienced across the east coast and interior of Dominica.

     

    Residents should continue to monitor for updated information from The Dominica Meteorological Service as it becomes available.

     

    Please visit the website for more information at:

    http://weather.gov.dm

    http://weather.gov.dm/forecast/extended-forecast

    For more information call: 449 1752 or 611 4490