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Flash flood watch still in effect

Friday, November 10, 2017

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Meteorological Service of Jamaica has continued a flash flood watch for low-lying and flood-prone areas of Portland, St Thomas, Kingston and St Andrew and St Mary until 5:00pm this evening.

Satellite imagery and radar reports indicate that light to moderate showers and thunderstorms have been affecting sections of eastern and central parishes since last night.

The forecast is for showers and thunderstorms to continue today across most parishes. Flash flooding is therefore a possibility over some low-lying and flood-prone areas of eastern parishes.

A flash flood watch means that flash flooding is possible and residents are advised to take precautionary measures, keep informed by listening to further releases from the Meteorological Service and be ready for quick action if flooding is observed or if a warning is issued.

The Meteorological Service said it will continue to monitor the situation.