NEMO Weather Update Release

NEMO URGES RESISDENTS TO BE VIGILANT

According to a weather update from the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Meteorological Office (SVGMET), persistent light to moderate rain and isolated pockets of moderate to heavy showers and thunderstorms have been affecting St. Vincent and the Grenadines. These conditions are expected to continue into tomorrow with the Northern Grenadines and St. Vincent experiencing persistent rainfall.

The National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) is urging residents

living in flood and landslide prone areas to be vigilant and to take the necessary precautions as already saturated soils may lead to further landslides and localized flooding.  NEMO is also advising the general public to:

 

 Continue to monitor the weather condition.
 Exercise caution when driving on the road.

Residents and motorists living and commuting near rivers from Mt. Young to Rabacca are asked  to be extremely cautious, as already swollen rivers may result in localized flooding; residents and motorists living and travelling through Belmont, Marriaqua and Lowmans Windward are also asked to exercise caution as those areas are generally prone to landslides. Localized flooding has been reported in Bequia and NEMO is urging all residents of Bequia to be vigilant.

The National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates from the Meteorological Office.