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DMCA Cautions that Heavy Rain could Trigger Flash Floods, Landslides

At 8 AM, ๐—ฃ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ง๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ฝ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—–๐˜†๐—ฐ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐Ÿฒ was centered near latitude 16.0 North, longitude 63.1 West.ย  The system is moving toward the west-northwest near 17 mph.

๐—”๐˜€ ๐—ฃ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ง๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ฝ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—–๐˜†๐—ฐ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐Ÿฒ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜‚๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—บ๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜€๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ, ๐˜€๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€, ๐˜๐—ต๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—บ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ด๐˜‚๐˜€๐˜๐˜† ๐˜„๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐˜€ ๐—ฑ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜…๐˜ ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฐ ๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐˜€. ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ฒ๐—ณ๐—ณ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜๐˜€ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐—น๐—น ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ ๐—ณ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—บ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ฏ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐˜€ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐˜€๐˜†๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐—บ. ๐—ฃ๐—ผ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ฏ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ณ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น ๐˜๐—ผ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—น๐˜€ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ฑ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—น๐—ฑ ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ด๐—ฒ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐˜๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฑ.๐Ÿฐ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿฌ.๐Ÿด ๐—บ๐—บ ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐Ÿญ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐Ÿฎ ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐˜€.

Hence, The Disaster Management Coordination Agency, DMCA, is urging residents in areas prone to flash floods, landslides and falling rocks to be vigilant and exercise extreme caution.

The DMCA is also appealing to motorists to be extremely careful when driving on the roads. Wet weather driving can be hazardous due to low visibility and heavy rainfall causing skids and hydroplaning.

The Disaster Management Coordination Agency is advising residents to avoid all ghauts and low-lying areas and to stay off the roads if necessary during heavy rainfalls. The less activity the fewer chances of accidents occurring.

Individuals crossing the Belham Valley River are being urged to take the necessary precautions as Lahars or mudflows can occur at any time with little or no warning due to prolonged rain, rain showers in the higher elevations and the soil already saturated.

Moderate to rough seas are expected to continue with waves peaking up to 9 feet. A small craft warning is in effect for the waters around the island. Sea bathers should stay out of the water.

DMCA will continue to monitor the situation and provide the necessary updates.