Heavy Rains have resulted in several landslides from Sandy Bay to Owia

According to a weather update from the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Meteorological Office (SVGMET), St. Vincent and the Grenadines can expect showers and isolated thunderstorms for the rest of the day.

So far NEMO and BRAGSA have received several reports of landslides from Sandy Bay to Owia; the main roads at Bloody Bridge in Owia and near the ‘Welcome to Owia’ sign are impassable. Motorist and pedestrians travelling in these areas are ask to exercise caution.

The Roads, Building and General Services Authority (BRAGSA) is advising motorists to avoid travelling to the area to allow heavy equipment and personnel to commence clean up operations. Due to the extent of the debris and the narrow roadway, BRAGSA has advised that clean up operations may continue into this afternoon.

The National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) is urging residents living in flood and landslide prone areas to be vigilant and to take the necessary precautions as already saturated soils may lead to further landslides.  NEMO is also advising the general public to:

  • Continue to monitor the weather condition.
  • Exercise caution when driving on the road.
  • Unplug electrical appliances when not in use.

Please continue to listen to your local radio stations for more update.

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