Flash Flood Advisory in Effect

By, Forecaster Lenard Josiah A flash flood advisory is in effect for minor flooding in low lying and flood prone areas of Antigua and Barbuda, valid until 4pm today. A flood advisory means that streams, creeks and drains may be elevated or even overflowing into streets, low lying and flood prone areas; however, property damage will be minimal. Inconveniences can be expected but the flooding is not expected to be immediately life threatening. Moisture and instability left from the passage of a tropical wave persists over the leewards and BVI…

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Environment Weather 

Caribe Wave Tsunami Evacuation Exercise targets day-care centres and pre-schools

The National Office of Disaster Services (NODS) will join other disaster offices around the region to take part in the annual Caribe Wave tsunami evacuation exercise on Thursday 15th March 2018. Caribe Wave aims to improve the effectiveness of tsunami warning systems along the Caribbean coasts and ensure readiness to respond to a tsunami. This year, approximately 40 day care centres and pre-schools that fall within the tsunami impact zone will be targeted. NODS will be working with a number of agencies to include the Antigua and Barbuda Police and…

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Climate Change Disaster Management Weather 

Hurricane Season Officially comes to an End

The severe weather systems associated with the 2017 hurricane season should be considered as a wake-up call for Antiguans and Barbudans to be better prepared. That’s according to Director of the National Office of Disaster Services (NODS) Philmore Mullin. The hurricane season which began on June 1, officially ends today – November 30. Mullin says the fact that Antigua and Barbuda was impacted by Irma, with extreme damage in Barbuda, should encourage residents to stop procrastinating. Mullin encourages families, work places, schools and other entities to put in place all…

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