Soufriere experiencing heavy sea swells

Soufriere has been experiencing heavy sea swells that are reported to have resulted in flooding in some areas.

Soufriere/Fond St Jacques MP, Herod Stanislaus, told the Times that the community began experiencing the heavy sea swells some time after noon today.

soufriere-2soufriere-1Stanislaus disclosed that the affected areas included Baron’s Drive down to the Fisheries Complex.

The MP expressed the view that the waves were due to Soufriere experiencing the tail end of  Matthew, which as a Tropical Storm brought heavy rainfall and gusty winds to Saint Lucia last week.

Matthew has since been upgraded to a hurricane.

Stanislaus said that no vehicles can drive through the Bay Street area of Soufriere to go into Baron’s Drive because the water was going over the seawall.

He stated that at the time the interview was being conducted this evening, there were no reports of damage to property.

The MP noted that fishermen and boaters were removing their vessels from the shoreline and trying to get them further inland.

“The boaters and the fishermen are keeping a very close eye on their boats,” Stanislaus told the Times.

He said the situation was being monitored.

The MP said that the heavy sea swells were accompanied by light rainfall.


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