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Flash Flood Warning for sections of St Mary and Portland extended to tomorrow morning

Published:Saturday | November 19, 2016 | 6:43 PM

The Meteorological Service has extended the Flash Flood Warning issued for low-lying and flood prone areas in St Mary and Portland until 5 tomorrow morning.

The Met Service says a Flash Flood Watch will remain in effect for low-lying and flood prone areas in St Thomas.

This means that the Flash Flood Watch issued for sections of Hanover, St James, Trelawny and St Ann have been discontinued.

The precautions come as a stationary front east of Jamaica and a trough associated with an area of low pressure over the southwestern Caribbean continues to generate unstable weather conditions across the island.

The Met Service says the forecast is for cooler than normal temperatures along with showers and thunderstorms mainly over northern and southeastern parishes such as St Ann, St Mary, Portland and St Thomas.

It says this should continue into tomorrow.

As a result, the Met Service says motorists and pedestrians should not attempt to cross flooded roadways or other low-lying areas as strong currents are likely.

The agency is also appealing to residents in low-lying areas to be on the alert for rising waters and be ready to move to higher ground.