Flood warning in effect for Dominica

A flood warning has gone into effect for Dominica from 6:oo pm this evening as Tropical Storm Isaac gets closer to the island. The system is expected to begin impacting Dominica on Thursday.

The Dominica Meteorological Service is advising people in areas prone to flooding, landslides and falling rocks to be  be vigilant and to exercise extreme caution.

A Tropical Storm Warning which means in this case, that tropical storm conditions are expected within 24 hours, remains in effect for Dominica.

The 6:00 pm advisory from the Met Office states that at 5 pm, Tropical Storm Isaac was located near latitude 15.4 degrees north and longitude 56.6 degrees west or about 315 miles east of Dominica. Isaac is moving westward at 20 mph with maximum sustained winds near 60 mph with higher gusts. Some further weakening is expected but Isaac should remain a tropical storm as it passes over or near to Dominica on Thursday.

Residents are advised to closely monitor the progress of Isaac. The Met Office says preparations should by now be completed or rushed to completion for arrival of this system.

Rain bands ahead of Tropical Storm Isaac are expected to generate an increase in cloudiness, scattered showers and possible isolated thunderstorm activity, .

Rough seas are expected during the next 12 hours with wave height increasing up to 10.0ft. A further increase can be expected thereafter.

A High-Surf Advisory and Small-Craft Warning is in effect from 6pm Wednesday September 12, 2018 until further notice.

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1 Comment

  1. my little take
    September 12, 2018

    The government has a right to take steps to protect lives but they cannot and should not use their guns to put people in bondage. You cannot punish the entire country because you failed during Maria. First a curfew is supposed to be any time from dusk to dawn. To announce curfew from Wednesday midnight to Friday at 12 is pure madness especially when one takes into consideration the nasty political atmosphere in Dominica, where it is no secret that the government wants to destroy the opposition. I don’t trust the government and their military arm at all because members of the opposition do have a right if the need arises, to go and view or assist their constituents. But knowing Skerrit and them it is nothing to see them use their curfew to arrest and even treat members of the opposition as criminals with their guns. As we speak North Carolina is under more severe hurricane threat than us but people are not under curfew. I am not against curfew; just cannot trust this government

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