According to an advisory from the Meteorological Services at the Robert L Bradshaw International Airport, the island of St. Kitts was placed on a Flash Flood Watch on Sunday, due to the heavy rainfall that was experienced late Saturday night, continuing into Sunday.
The Met office cautioned citizens that the Flash Flood Watch will remain in place until 4:00pm Sunday but they indicated that this condition could be upgraded from a Watch to a Warning, anytime during the period of today.
The ghauts in the town of Cayon and others in various rural villages were reported to be “running” heavily for most of Sunday morning, causing a slight disruption to traffic and the passage of pedestrians trying to go about their normal Sunday activities.
This caused slight delays in some church services in some parts of the island and also caused authorities to warn motorists about the need to carefully calculate the risks of trying to pass through the floods of water witnessed in the ghuats.
Though the island, like most of the Caribbean has seen the worst of the 2011 hurricane period, officials have reminded residents in St. Kitts that the season is not yet officially over.
The hurricane season ends on 30th November.
St. Kitts and Nevis was again this year spared of any serious threat from hurricanes this year, after having a devastating 1990s when the islands recorded severe damages to the coastline, housing, agriculture, utilities, and public buildings; and with a few deaths being registered.