NaDMA | Several reports of flooding throughout the Island
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NATIONAL DISASTER MANAGEMENT AGENCY (NaDMA)
MEDIA RELEASE issued at 11pm
SEVERAL REPORTS OF FLOODING THROUGHOUT THE ISLAND
St. George’s, Grenada – Tuesday 28th June, 2022.
As forecasted by Meteorologists at the Maurice Bishop International Airport the showers started just about sunset and has been consistent over the past few hours resulting in several reports of flooded areas such as River Road, the town of St. George and areas in St. Andrew, several calls of power outages were also received and an impassable road way in Clozier St. John due to a fallen tree.
At 8:00 PM, the disturbance was centered near latitude 10.4 North, longitude 61.0 West, approximately 120 statute miles southeast of Grenada. The system is moving toward the west near 25 mph.
A westward or west-northwestward motion is expected through Thursday.
The system will bring Cloudy to overcast conditions with moderate to heavy scattered showers, thundershowers and gusty winds are expected to continue.
The potential impact of the systems remains:
– Flooding and Flash flooding
– Landslides and rock fall
– Broken tree branches and displacement of loose objects
– And rough waves up to thirteen (13) feet
NaDMA continue to encourage citizens to employ all the necessary safety measures to guarantee their safety.
As a direct response to the approaching system the National Emergency Operating Centre (NEOC) was activated together with eight critical committees to provide both reporting and response mechanism. The committees included: Security, shelter, Health, Transport & Road Clearance, DANA (Damage and Needs Assessment), Relief, Welfare and Voluntary Service committees.
Additionally, three shelters were also activated from 6pm; in St. George – Mt. Toute SDA Church, St. David – Westerhall Secondary School and St. Andrew – Telescope Primary School.
The axis of the disorganized system is expected to pass over or close to Grenada just about midnight, which will continue to bring showers and thundershowers to the tri island state into Wednesday morning.
NaDMA through the Meteorological Office will continue to monitor the system and provide timely updates.
NaDMA, the official source for all disaster related information in Grenada.