Government of Montserrat

MONTSERRAT IS STILL EXPERIENCING SOME TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS–RESIDENTS URGED TO TAKE THE NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS

According to the Disaster Management Coordination Agency, Tropical Storm Isaac has not yet passed and Montserrat is still experiencing some rain and wind gusts.

 

Tropical Storm Isaac at 8:00a.m.


 

Increased rainfall is expected this afternoon as the storm passes through the islands. The peak of the tropical storm activity is forecast for mid-afternoon today. Hence, residents and visitors are advised to take the necessary precautions depending on their vulnerability.

 
Business continues as normal on Montserrat at this present time, however, a further update will be given after a review of the 11 am weather advisory as it pertains to the operation of all government offices and schools.
 

Residents and visitors are advised to stay away from coastal areas across Montserrat because of the potential effects of storm surges.

 
Residents in Isles Bay Hill and other persons crossing the Belham Valley River are asked to take extra precautions during heavy rainfall associated with Tropical Storm Isaac, due, to the possibility of lahars occurring with little or no warning in the area.

 
Motorists are asked to drive with due care and attention and be mindful of areas prone to landslides and rockfalls.