Kirk: Heavy rain, high winds, downed trees and power outages reported

Parts of Saint Lucia have been experiencing high winds and heavy rainfall from Tropical Storm Kirk.

The National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO) has reported wind, rain and gusty winds in the North of the Island.

NEMO Director, Velda Joseph, told St Lucia Times that the organisation’s headquarters at Bisee, Castries,  was operating on generator power as there was a power outage in the area.

“We have also received reports of fallen trees in the Barre de l’isle area,” Joseph disclosed.

She made a special appeal to persons who may still be out there to exercise caution.

“We are hoping that nobody is out on the road at this time and if you are out there, try to get home very quickly. There are fallen trees in the Barre de l’isle and they need to be  extremely cautious as they travel in that area,” the NEMO Director stated.

She said NEMO has received reports of minor flooding in Dennery as a result of high tide.

“We want persons to bear in mind that as the rains come down, we may see flooding in the Dennery area,” Joseph told St Lucia Times.

She explained that there were also reports of Sargassum seaweed in Vieux Fort at the end of the Hewanorra International Airport runway.

Joseph said NEMO continues to receive reports from the districts and will inform members of the public as the reports are received, particularly as they relate to areas of concern and situations that pose a danger to members of the public.


Comments are closed.