Department of Disaster Management
Release Date:
Wednesday, 16 August 2017 - 5:11pm

A flash flood watch is in effect for low lying and flood prone areas of the British Virgin Islands until midnight.

The watch was issued by the Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Services.

A flash flood watch means that moderate to major flooding is possible but not imminent in the watch area.

Residents in low lying and flood prone areas should make preparations for flooding to safe guard life and property. They should be prepared to move to higher ground if flooding rains develop or a flash flood warning is issued. 

An active tropical wave moving over the Leeward Islands is causing periodic heavy showers and thunderstorms. Hence, moderate flooding of low lying and flood prone areas is possible.

Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Services and Department of Disaster Management will continue to monitor the weather situation.

Please visit our website at bviddm.com and subscribe for updates or join us on face book at https://www.facebook.com/bvi.ddm/ and stay tuned to local radio or television  stations for watch updates and possible warnings. 

Disclaimer: the department of Disaster Management (DDM) is not an official Meteorological Office. The Information disseminated by the Department is gathered from a number of professional sources used or contracted by the DDM to provide such information. This information is to be used as a guide by anyone who has interest in local weather conditions. By no means can the DDM or the BVI Government be held accountable by anyone who uses this information appropriately for legal evidence or in justification of any decision which may result in the loss of finances, property or life.