Flash flood watch for Dominica; residents urged to be alert

Map of present conditions

The Dominica Meteorological Office has extended a flash flood watch and is warning the public, especially residents in areas prone to flooding and landslide, to remain alert as increased moisture levels and a low level trough  continue to produce some unsettled weather over Dominica and the Eastern Caribbean.

Over the next 24 to 48 hours generally cloudy to overcast skies, scattered showers, periods of rain and possible isolated thunderstorms can be expected across the Dominica. Some of these showers may be heavy at times.

A flash flood Watch is extended until Tuesday November 29th. Motorist and pedestrians should exercise caution; look out for falling rocks and waterlogged roads.

Sea conditions are expected to be slightly above normal mainly along the eastern coast. Small craft operators and sea bathers should continue to exercise caution, the Met Office said.

On September 28 heavy rainfall associated with Tropical Storm Ophelia flooded several sections of the island, especially on the west coast.

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22 Comments

  1. mart
    November 29, 2011

    only after the flooding happening the meteorlogical office is issuing flood alert what about sunday morning the when layou river flood it banks disaster macgrai sa total incompetence. layou river is prone to flash flood why no updates is given there are heavy shower at least the disaster prepared ness should sent their team to look at water level and inform the nation

    • roseau
      November 29, 2011

      mart, u must be a boo-boo mart or a door mat. the met office issued the watch on saturday. u must be on of those idle peeps. great job met office. u were right on q!

  2. M80
    November 29, 2011

    Just keep them gutters clean people and we’ll be fine just give the water some where to go. Don’t let it build up or it will move in your house with you………

  3. November 28, 2011

    mother nature weeping with us on the passing of a Dominican with significant influence in the creole world;Even nature response to our lost;It means prepare for whatever, life is not ours, we are given time to exprience it, we are sadden but nature weep.

  4. Justice and Truth
    November 28, 2011

    It appears that the entire world is affected by rain and flooding.
    During the month of October Toronto had its share of rain and high winds, much more than we ever had to the point of flooding. The balconies of some people who reside in apartment dwellings were flooded with water. This is something which never previously occurred. This month it has rained with mild weather.
    On Sunday it rained all day with high winds until last night. I tend to call Toronto “windy Chicago”. Strange, for November, the weather is mild and no snow yet. I do not wish for the worst for I am enjoying this mild weather. The weather pattern has changed throughout the world.
    Take heart fellow Dominicans. Pray! I pray and hope that there will be no more flooding in DA. May God put a hand. God bless and assist you!

  5. Anonymous
    November 28, 2011

    flash flood warining at 10:45am on monday morning. Shouldn’t that have come at least a day before? We need to be a little more proactive in this country. If I had receive this warining before I could probably have saved some of my assets, secure them better.

    • Justice and Truth
      November 28, 2011

      @ Anonymous

      What type of assets? You make me laugh. :lol: I guess you are not speaking of financial assets which may be secured in a bank or other financial institution?

    • roseau
      November 29, 2011

      U mus learn to b proactive in use of ur asset – the pc – had u checked at the start of weekend u’d have noticed the ALERT!

  6. JUSTICE
    November 28, 2011

    Be safe my people. If it’s not neccessary to go outside please don’t. Nature is taking it’s tole and God is in control. Climate changes we have no power over.

  7. thomas
    November 28, 2011

    guadeloupe to is underwater

  8. thomas
    November 28, 2011

    did you see what the weather did to St.Martin?please dominican be carefully when venture out doors

  9. Mz Puss
    November 28, 2011

    boy Ophilia nearly take my house in Sen Joe……………….papa god

  10. be prepared
    November 28, 2011

    exactly ophelia’s ANNIVERSARY!!!!!!!!!!!! hmmmmmmm!

  11. Richie
    November 28, 2011

    submarines to work today.

  12. Wolf
    November 28, 2011

    unheard of! flash flood watch issued in DA wow times really changing

    • Homeboy
      November 28, 2011

      We now have weather forecasters in Dominica trained at the CMI in Barbados.. They gave been trained well not only to read the instruments. Good job Bro! I know yOu were involved.

      Rovers 4 Ever!!!

  13. NOT FAIR
    November 28, 2011

    persons in the penville to ambas area please be cafeful, we have slides on both sides we cant get out of lowerpenville

  14. Anonymous
    November 28, 2011

    Dominicans be prepaerd

    • November 28, 2011

      AA WHAT SHOULD DOMINICANS PREPARE FOR?YOU JUST MAKING COMMENNT BECAUSE YOU HAVE A LAPTOP.

      • JUSTICE
        November 28, 2011

        Don’t be that way. The person is saying be prepared as a warning.Read your biblr u will see what you should be prepared about

      • Justice and Truth
        November 28, 2011

        @ Wow

        …And so do you! :lol:

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