The Water and Sewerage Company Inc (WASCO) has urged its customers to take ‘preemptive action’ by storing potable water ahead of an impending weather system which forecasters said would affect the Island late Saturday night through Sunday.
“Such weather events create several challenges and limitations with the water harvesting, treatment, and distribution process,” WASCO said on its official Facebook page on Saturday evening.
The company explained that the precautionary measure of storing water would minimise the inconvenience of service interruptions during and after the rain event.
According to the 6:00 pm Saint Lucia Meteorological Services weather report on Saturday, a tropical wave interacting with an upper-level trough system will cause an increase in cloudiness, showers, and thunderstorms across the Eastern Caribbean region, from Saturday night into Sunday
The report said another tropical wave over the central Tropical Atlantic is moving westward near 20 mph or 31 km/h and urged residents and motorists in areas prone to flooding and landslides to exercise ‘extreme caution.’
“From late tonight, we are expecting some moderate to heavy showers, some thunderstorms, and some gusty winds as well,” Forecaster Maclean Jn Baptiste told St Lucia Times on Saturday.
“We expect that to continue throughout the day tomorrow until Monday morning or so,” Jn Baptiste said, adding that a flood advisory was in effect from 8:00 pm Saturday to 8:00 pm on Sunday.
The Meteorological Services official said forecasters expect most of the rainfall to affect the north of Saint Lucia.