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Homes flooded in Soufriere due to heavy rainfall

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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.

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FLOOD WARNING ISSUED FOR SAINT LUCIA.

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GOVERNMENT OF SAINT LUCIA
Department of Infrastructure, Port & Energy

METEOROLOGICAL SERVICES
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.

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NEMO ANNOUNCES NATIONAL LOCKDOWN DUE TO IMPENDING STORM ELSA

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National Emergency Management Organization
Prime Minister’s Office

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 1, 2021
NEMO ANNOUNCES NATIONAL LOCKDOWN DUE TO IMPENDING STORM ELSA

A Tropical Storm warning is currently in effect for Saint Lucia. On the forecast track, the system will pass near Saint Lucia or over the Windward Islands on Friday, 2nd July 2021. Due to this it has been decided by NEMAC that there will be a national shutdown tomorrow from 4am on Friday.
The shutdown will remain in place until an ALL CLEAR is given by the Prime Minister or NEMO.
Therefore, the public is asked to remain indoors and not to venture out until such time.
Any information relating to the resumption of normal business activity will be disseminated thereafter. All Public Service Offices with the exception of the essential services will also remain closed until the announcement of the ALL CLEAR. The public are advised to stay alert and attentive to any announcements being issued by NEMO.

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Barre de L’Isle area compromised following heavy rainfall overnight

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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

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