Thursday, August 18, 2022

NEMO Advises Caution Amid Inclement Weather

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The National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO) has advised motorists to exercise caution after rainfall associated with a tropical wave triggered flash flooding in low-lying areas.

NEMO said it received reports of flooding in areas including Laborie, Soufriere, and Bexon and land slippages in Laborie and Soufriere.

But initial reports indicated that the agriculture industry did not sustain significant damage.

Nevertheless, overnight rain also resulted in downed trees that blocked carriageways, prompting the Ministry of Infrastructure to dispatch teams to clear them.

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On Saturday, the Ministry reported that a blocked culvert caused the collapse of a section of the road at Etangs Deville, resulting in an area of the road being cordoned off to ensure safe vehicle passage.

As a result, the Ministry advised motorists to exercise ‘extreme caution’ as the section of the road was only open to single-lane traffic.

The St. Lucia Electricity Services said the tropical wave caused loss of power to about 2% of its customers Friday night, some of whom have had power restored.

LUCELEC crews and contractors were continuing work to bring relief to customers.

Meanwhile, in its noon weather report on Saturday, the Saint Lucia Meteorological Services urged residents and motorists in landslide-prone areas to be vigilant and exercise extreme caution.

According to the Meteorological Services, soils are saturated, and there is a chance of land and rock slides.

It said moisture and instability trailing a tropical wave might produce some cloudiness and shower activity across parts of the region during the next 24 hours.

And another tropical wave located over the central Tropical Atlantic is moving westward near 17 mph or 28 km/h.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Lord make it rain on the day before, on the day and the days after the Carnival. This festival is not of a holy one but of the flesh, of a satanic nature. The celebrants and organizers will have to repent then to turn away from this worldly affair: The Lord God is not pleased in that.

  2. Please be prudent every one,can you remember Derby ?
    Safetyness is everyones concerned.
    Those people who are living on river beds be vigilance.
    Take Heed !
    Ensure your cattles before it is too late ! Once upon a time on a Sunny 🌞day 40degrees ,we were washing by the river no rain fell, but the river came unexpected,and took away all our belonging and the same happend to us at la retraite boxing plant bridge.
    So that is to show us nature does’nt give warnings and should be on the alert !!

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