Tuesday, September 17, 2019

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The Saint Lucia Meteorological Department has issued an alert, advising Saint Lucians to be on guard against the possibility of flooding, landslides and falling trees as a tropical wave affects the island.

Officer in Charge of the Department, Andre Joyeux, told St Lucia Times that the wave started affecting Saint Lucia and the Islands of the Lesser Antilles Wednesday night with scattered showers.

He explained that current conditions are expected to continue until Friday.

“We are in the rainy season and we are expecting moderate to heavy rainfall,” Joyeux stated.

He observed that as a result, residents in low lying areas should expect flooding.

“The system also brings some strong winds, so persons should take care about tree branches falling and causing personal injury or damaging property,” the Met Department official told St Lucia Times.

He also warned that there is a possibility of landslides.

“Because of the high elevation of some areas of the Island we are expecting the rainfall to be a little higher than the lower areas; but then that could cause land slippage and flooding,” Joyeux stated.

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