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Flash flood watch in effect for low-lying areas of Portland, St Mary

Published:Monday | January 20, 2014 | 12:19 PM

A flash flood watch is in effect for low-lying areas of Portland and St Mary.



This means flooding has been reported or will occur shortly.



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



Residents in low-lying areas should be on the alert for rising waters and be ready to move quickly to higher ground.



According to the Met Service, a Stationary Front currently across Jamaica, is producing showers across sections of northern parishes.



Satellite imagery and radar observations indicate that moderate to heavy showers have affected mainly coastal areas of northeastern and north central parishes.



The forecast is for unstable weather conditions to continue across northern parishes especially Portland and St Mary.



The Met Service says a significant decrease in rainfall is expected this evening into tonight as the frontal system moves away from Jamaica.



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