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Surface trough dumps heavy rains which resulted in severe flooding and landslides in Saint Lucia.

Event:

A surface trough began affecting Saint Lucia from about 9:00 p.m. on November 17, 2010, producing heavy rains throughout the island.  This has resulted in several landslides and widespread flooding.
Prognosis:
The forecast over the next 24 hours is for more rain.

Impact:

The National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) has provided an overview of the impact from the system.

  • One 12 year old boy drowned when swept area by floods.
  • Flooding was observed in several areas including Castries, Bexon, and Coolie Town.
  • Several landslides have been reported island-wide.

National Actions:

  • The National Emergency Operations Center (NEOC) which was winding down its activation since the passing of Hurricane Tomas has been fully activated.
  • The Ministry of Education closed schools today - Fifth formers returned to school today and several private schools had started operating.
  • Shelters remain open throughout the island.
  • NEMO has recommended that businesses close for the rest of the day.

Actions by Coordinating Unit:

CDEMA made contact with the Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) in Saint Lucia to get an overview and will continue to monitor the situation.

Contact Details:

The CDEMA CU 24Hr contact number is 246-425-0386

 

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