Continuous heavy showers has resulted in the temporary closure of the Barre de L’Isle to heavy equipment and trucks. Disaster Committees throughout the island are undertaking an assessment specifically in severely affected areas such as Dennery.SHOW LESS
FLOOD WARNING ISSUED FOR SAINT LUCIA
Homes flooded in Soufriere due to heavy rainfall
Heavy rain over Saint Lucia this past weekend caused severe flooding in the capital resulting in damage to property and in some cases, evacuations. Soufriere also experienced severe flooding and land slippage causing affected residents to seek shelter.
FLOOD WARNING ISSUED FOR SAINT LUCIA.
GOVERNMENT OF SAINT LUCIA
Department of Infrastructure, Port & Energy
HEWANORRA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Tel: (758) 454 6550 or (758) 721 7139
Fax: (758) 454 9705
Hotline: (758) 454 3452
Date: 20 August 2021.
PRESS RELEASE: FLOOD WARNING ISSUED FOR SAINT LUCIA.
Heavy rainfall over Saint Lucia during the past 24 hours has raised the possibility of flooding and landslides in parts of the island prone to those hazards. Additional showers are expected this afternoon and early tonight associated with moisture and instability in the wake of a tropical wave. The Saint Lucia Meteorological Services has therefore issued a flood warning for Saint Lucia with effect from 2:00 pm today until midnight.
Residents and motorists, especially those in areas prone to flooding and landslides are urged to exercise extreme caution in their activities.
All residents of Saint Lucia are asked to pay attention to further announcements from the Saint Lucia Meteorological Services and NEMO.
Thomas Auguste / Meteorologist
Saint Lucia Meteorological Services.