MET Service Update

The SVG Meteorological Services has extended the flood warning for St. Vincent and the Grenadines until 6pm today.

Satellite and Radar imagery is showing an area of cloudiness and showers that will persist over the area and this is expected to continue during the day.

As a consequence, some pockets of moderate to heavy showers, periods of rain and the occasional; reduction in visibility can still be expected.

Due to the already saturated nature of the soils, residents living in landslide prone areas are advised to exercise extreme caution and remain on the alert.

Teams from the Buildings, Roads and General Services Authority have been deployed at several areas on the Windward side of the island to clear roads that have been blocked by landslides.

However, Roxtanne Millington, Communications Officer said the Teams have been in the fields since yesterday doing assessment for damages caused.

She said the Teams have been successful in clearing the roads on the Leeward side of the island, whereas the Lady Jane Bridge in Sandy Bay received significant damage.

Mrs. Millington spoke about landslides in other areas where equipment was deployed so they are currently being cleared.