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Eastern Jamaica under flash flood watch
2012-04-22 17:59:05 | (0 Comments)
The Meteorological Service of Jamaica has issued a Flash Flood Watch for low-lying and flood-prone areas of eastern parishes.
Satellite image courtesy of Meteorological Service of Jamaica
St Mary, Portland, St Thomas, Kingston and St Andrew, St Catherine and the northern parish of St Ann will remain under Flash Flood Watch until 5 a.m. tomorrow.
The Met Service says a pre-frontal trough which is now across Jamaica is influencing weather conditions across the island. A Cold Front associated with the trough is forecast to move across the island late tonight and current conditions are likely to prevail until tomorrow.
The forecast is for scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms to continue to affect sections of most parishes tonight and into Monday morning, but conditions are expected to improve during the afternoon.
A Flash Flood Watch means that flash flooding is possible and residents are advised to take precautionary measures and keep informed by listening to further releases from the Meteorological Service.
They are also being advised to be ready for quick action if flooding is observed or if a warning is issued.
Fishers and other marine interests are advised to exercise caution, as gusty winds and rough seas are likely in the vicinity of showers and thunderstorms.
In the meantime, the Office of Disaster preparedness and Emergency Management says it has put its parish teams on alert should the agency be called on to respond to any incident associated with the heavy rains.
Source: The Gleaner/Power 106 News
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