A flash flood watch is in effect for flash-flood prone areas of Montserrat until 5 o’clock this afternoon. The flash flood threat level is moderate and there is the potential for significant impacts in the watch area. To be safe, implement your flood plan. Synopsis: The proximity of tropical disturbance AL98 will keep the weather unsettled. This will result in periods of rain or showers, with some likely heavy and possibly thundery. Rainfall rates of 2 inches per hour or more will produce minor flooding and may produce moderate or worse flash flooding. A flash flood watch means that flooding is possible but not imminent in the watch area. Potential impacts: Localised disruption to transportation; interruption of school hours; localised population displacement; erosion; environmental degradation; localised damage to dams, embankment, irrigation and drainage facilities; high sediments transport into the reservoir; localised disruption to communication; localised contamination of potable water; localised loss of livestock; financial losses; injuries; temporary stoppage of health services and damage to infrastructure. Caution: Residents in flash-flood prone areas should make preparations to protect life, property and livelihood against flooding and be prepared to move to higher ground if heavy rains develop. Forecaster Dale Destin

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