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Alert / Warning Transportation - Driving Advisories

...This is an ACTUAL DRIVING ADVISORIES ALERT...

Issued By: VITEMA Affected Jurisdictions: St. Croix, St. John, St. Thomas, Water Island Counties

Headline: Reports of Flash Flooding on St. Thomas Roadways; Motorists Advised to Use Caution

VITEMA has received several reports of flash flooding along St. Thomas roadways, including;

- Altona vicinity Addelita Cancryn Jr. High School

- Contant

-Brookman Road

-Harwood Highway

Motorists are advised to use extreme caution while traversing roadways in these areas. Do not drive into pooled water. It may be deeper than it appears.

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Topic starter Posted : November 7, 2014 5:10 pm
Alana33
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Looks like we're in for a wet weekend!

Meteorological - FLASH FLOOD WATCH

Issued By: NWS San Juan (San Juan, Puerto Rico) Affected Jurisdictions: St. Croix, St. John, St. Thomas Counties

Headline: (EXTENSION - time) Flash Flood Watch issued November 07 at 4:02PM AST until November 09 at 6:00PM AST by NWS San Juan

...Flash Flood Watch Now In Effect Through Sunday Afternoon...The Flash Flood Watch Is Now In Effect For All Puerto Rico And Theu.S. Virgin Islands.* Through Sunday Afternoon* An Upper Level Trough Will Continue To Interact With Copious Lowlevel Moisture To Produce Frequent Periods Of Showers Andthunderstorms Across The Local Islands...Especially Acrosseastern Puerto Rico And The U.S. Virgin Islands...Tonight Andsaturday Morning.Although The Upper Level Trough Will Weaken Saturday Afternoonand Sunday...Periods Of Showers Are Still Expected With Thehighest Chance Once Again Across Eastern Puerto Rico And The U.S.Virgin Islands.Due To Already Saturated Soils...Any Additional Rainfall Willresult In Rapid Rises In Small Streams...Guts And Rivers As Wellas Increase The Potential For Mudslides In Areas Of Steepterrain. Therefore The Flash Flood Watch Has Been Extended Untilsunday Afternoon.

A Flash Flood Watch Means That Conditions Are Favorable For Heavyrain Across The Watch Area...Which May Lead To Flooding. If You Arein The Watch Area...Check Your Preparedness Requirements...Especially If You Have Interests Along Area Rivers. Keep Informed...And Be Ready For Quick Action If Flooding Is Observed Or If A Flashflood Warning Is Issued.People In The Watch Area Should Continue To Be Aware Of Thepossibility For Heavy Rainfall. Avoid Low Lying Areas...And Becareful When Approaching Highway Dips And Underpasses. The Heavyrain Could Also Cause Mudslides In Areas Of Steep Terrain.Stay Tuned To Noaa Weather Radio...Local Tv...Radio Or Your Cabletelevision Provider For Later Statements And Possible Warnings.This Product...Along With Other Weather...Hydrological And Climateinformation...Is Available On The Web At Http://Www.Srh.Noaa.Gov/Sjuor At Http://Weather.Gov

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Topic starter Posted : November 7, 2014 7:34 pm
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Here's a yucky report:

"St. Thomas: The Bovoni Landfill and the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center are currently closed as the road conditions within the facility have deteriorated and are currently deemed unsafe."

So the trash is going to float out of the bins into the guts and down to the sea??

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Posted : November 7, 2014 9:09 pm
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Yep. They are also advising not to go swimming due to the amount of toxins in our surrounding ocean waters after the rains stop until beaches can have water quality tested. It dark so I can't see if the run-off brown water now extends pass inner brass out to outer brass island. It is quite the deluge. Good thing it's a weekend.

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Topic starter Posted : November 7, 2014 9:21 pm
speee1dy
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i think it will be more than a week after the rain stops before i go in

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Posted : November 7, 2014 9:29 pm
East Ender
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I cringe when I see people in the water the day after a big rain. I wonder if the resorts even say anything to visitors.

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Posted : November 8, 2014 2:12 pm
Alana33
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I doubt it East Ender. The hotels aren't going to say, "hey stay out of the water as after the rains it'll have high concentrations of pollutants and coliform bacteria due to toxic and septic run-off!" After all, our tourists come primarily to enjoy our beaches and water related activities.

I tell my vacation guest to enjoy the various resorts swimming pools tho not sure how much better that is.

This dirty run-off water during these types of rain events is what coral world wishes to keep their dolphins in, if they are allowed to build their dolphinarium.

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Topic starter Posted : November 8, 2014 2:36 pm
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They will do the usual - post a notice saying not to go in the water because the tests they did a week ago indicated blah blah blah....

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Posted : November 8, 2014 6:55 pm
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