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Flash flood watch in effect for St Mary, Portland

Published:Monday | September 8, 2014 | 5:25 PM

The Meteorological Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for low-lying and flood-prone areas of St. Mary and Portland until tomorrow morning at 5 o'clock.



A Flash Flood Watch means flash flooding is possible.



Residents are advised to take precautionary measures, keep informed by listening to further news releases from the meteorological service and be ready for quick action if flooding is observed or if a warning is issued.



The Met Service says a Tropical Wave is influencing weather conditions over the island.



Today scattered showers and thunderstorms been affecting sections of all parishes, especially Portland and St. Mary, as well as, territorial waters mainly to the north.



The Met Service says these showers and thunderstorms should continue to affect Jamaica for the next six to 12 hours as, the Tropical Wave moves slowly away from the island.



It says sea conditions will deteriorate in the vicinity of showers and thunderstorms due to gusty winds.



Fishers and other marine interests should exercise caution.



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