ODM: Monitor Weekend Weather Reports. Remain Vigilant

August 19, 2023 5:02 am

Friday, August 18, 2023/N108

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – Fire Chief and National Disaster Coordinator at the Office of Disaster Management (ODM) Clive Richardson, is calling on residents to monitor weekend weather reports from the Meteorological Department of St. Maarten (MDS) (www.meteosxm.com or Facebook.com/sxmweather/)

MDS Friday evening weather forecasts said that an area of low pressure associated with a tropical wave located several hundred miles east-southeast of the Lesser Antilles has a low (30%) chance of formation through the next seven (7) days.

Regardless of formation, increasing moisture and instability from this approaching weather could produce cloudy skies, scattered showers, thunderstorms, and possible street- flooding from Sunday evening into Monday.

ODM is asking residents and visitors to exercise caution.

In the event of heavy rainfall, be aware of flash flooding in low lying areas and rock falls. Motorists/Residents in areas prone to flooding should act and stay away from these areas until the water levels subside.

The following areas are prone to flooding: Jump Up Casino, Emmaplein #1, Philipsburg; A.T. Illidge Road Round-a-bout; L.B. Scot Road, from Emilio Wilson Park until Cake House Supermarket; Zagersgut, from Petro Plus Gas Station until the Seventh Day Adventist Church; Wegelegen Road, Cay Hill - from Wegelegen Road Roundabout until the One Tete Loke Roundabout; Beacon Hill Road - from Sunset Bar & Grill until the beginning of White Sands Road; Rhine Road – aka Mullet Bay Road, after Sonesta Maho Beach Hotel to the entrance of Cupecoy from the intersection of University Drive until intersection of Rio Grande.