Tropical storm sprinkles, water supply restored in capital

Forecasters expect continued overcast conditions into mid-afternoon with a few scattered showers. As the Leeward Islands are outside the zone of tropical force winds, the Met Office at R. L. Bradshaw International Airport announces the discontinuance of the Tropical Storm Warning for St. Kitts and Nevis.

Rainfall from the system has been minimal, and is not expected to exceed 1 inch, as most of the rain associated with Danny is falling over the Caribbean Sea, weather forecasters have indicated.

Water service in Basseterre is now restored after being off for several hours. Officers of the Water Services Department were checking the quality of inflows into water storage facilities. The water was turned off on the approach of Danny, as a precaution to prevent silt entering the distribution system. WSD reminds consumers, however, that the usual rationing schedule is still in effect.

Several business houses in downtown Basseterre remain closed, however, including the telecommunications companies LIME and Digicel. Government offices are also closed. The R L Bradshaw International Airport is reopened. Some LIAT flights have been reinstated, including LI508, Antigua – St. Kitts – St. Maarten – Tortola. Passengers should check in two hours before scheduled departure.


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