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Flash Flood Warning in effect for some districts

September 29th, 2022

The Flash Flood Watch previous issued has been upgraded to a Flash Flood Warning for northern and eastern districts.

A flash-flood warning in this case is issued when rapid flooding due to excessive rainfall in a short period of time (generally less than 6 hours) is imminent in the warning area.

Unstable conditions in addition to light winds and high atmospheric moisture are expected to generate overcast skies, heavy downpours, and possible thunderstorms today, Thursday 29th September 2022. Accumulations of 1 to 4 inches of rainfall are forecast to occur, with peak accumulations expected across northern parishes which may extend to the central and eastern parishes as the day progresses.

Residents and visitors should note that the following impacts are imminent during this forecast period:
-Significant runoff from higher elevations
-Significant soil erosion is likely on exposed or scarred land surfaces -Large water settlements on roads and fields.
-Significant adjustments to water levels of existing water bodies (ponds etc.)
-Significant delays on traffic routes with some roads possibly impassable
-Large objects or debris from higher elevations may also become embedded within fast-moving water flows
-Debris such as small rocks, mud, and tree foliage could end up on roads and property
-Significant flooding at the foot of hillsides and coastal roads is possible.

This alert message is valid from 10 am and will be terminated at 6 pm or sooner if conditions warrant.

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