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Volcano affected SVG also hit by flooding

CDEMA – The National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO), St. Vincent and the Grenadines reported that flooding and landslides have occurred in several areas on mainland St. Vincent as a result of heavy rainfall.

● The Red Zone is likely to be impacted by mudflows as ash deposits are thickest in these areas and the absence of trees means that all of the material will find its way down the valleys.

● There are also several reports of flooding and landslides in and around Kingstown and its surroundings as well as in other areas prone to landslides and flooding.

● The public is asked to exercise caution especially persons living near rivers and streams and in areas prone to landslides as flood waters are dangerous and can result in loss of lives and property.

● Rainfall accumulations ranging from 75 to 125 mm (3 to 5 inches) have already occurred over some parts of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

● A weather advisory remains in effect and residents and motorists are urged to exercise extreme caution in areas prone flooding and landslides or near rivers and streams.

● The Met Office is urging residents to be alert for possible impacts resulting from rain-soaked ash. In addition, residents especially in the Yellow, Orange and Red Zones should avoid areas within the vicinity of rivers due to destructive mudflows (Lahars).

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