SVG: Tropical Wave and Upper Level Trough causing flooding, Winds

By Admin. Updated 10:18 a.m., Thursday, October 29, 2020, Atlantic Standard Time (GMT-4).

Kingstown, St. Vincent (ONE NEWS SVG) – St. Vincent and the Grenadines will remain under a Flash Flood Warning until 6:00 a.m., on Friday, October 30, 2020.

Since about 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 29, the country has been experiencing heavy rainfall and storm-like winds caused by the presence of a Tropical Wave and an Upper-Level Trough in the area (Barbados and the Windward Islands).

The National Emergency Management Organization – NEMO, has reported blocked roads, due to fallen trees and landslides. House roofs in about 9 villages have also been damaged due to heavy wind.

Prolonged electricity outages have been experienced across the country, with areas on the north-eastern side of mainland, St. Vincent (Georgetown to Fancy) experiencing total blackouts for hours.

The Central Water and Sewage Authority has also urged customers to activate water storage plans and systems as all of its catchments have been affected by raging rivers.

Persons living in areas prone to flooding and landslides are asked to be extremely vigilant.

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