January 26, 2021

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Several municipalities under flood alert


San Juan. The tropical depression Josephine has left light rains in its wake this Sunday through the Windward Islands and caused flash flood warnings for several municipalities in the northern part of Puerto Rico.

Among others, Due to the low force and scarcity of rains left in this area, the meteorological services of Antigua and Barbuda discontinued their storm alerts this morning.

The same happened in other countries in the area such as the British and US Virgin Islands. [19659004] ** ARECIBO, CAMUY, FLORIDA & HATILLO ****
Flood Advisory | Flood Warning.
Until | Until… 5:45 PM AST AUG 16. #prwx pic.twitter.com/h0JrSSwPiV

– NWS San Juan (@NWSSanJuan) August 16, 2020

The rains in the Leeward Islands have been between one and three inches (about three to eight centimeters).

For its part, the National Meteorology Service (SNM) of San Juan issued a flood warning this Sunday for San Juan, its neighboring municipalities of Carolina and Trujillo Alto , Ciales, Jayuya, Lares, Orocovis and Utuado until 17:00 local time (21.00 GMT) due to the rain bands associated with the Josephine pass.

As detailed by the SNM in a press release, at 12.50 pm (16.50 GMT) the Doppler radar registered heavy downpours with thunderstorms over a part of the northern part of Puerto Rico.

At the moment, 1.5 inches of rain have been recorded.

These downpours would cause urban flooding and streams. However, the SNM indicated that it expects between one and two inches of additional rains to fall in the same northern area.

The SNM, however, anticipated that these drizzles will not cause major flooding.

In addition to Josephine, a second tropical storm, Kyle, remains active in the Atlantic.

With Josephine and Kyle are eleven named tropical storms, from the record of up to 25 that the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) forecast for this year, which surpassed the 21 of the 2005 forecast, when Katrina caused destruction and death in the United States, especially in Louisiana.

NOAA predicts an “extremely active” hurricane season with between 19 to 25 named tropical storms, that is winds of 63 kilometers per hour, of which seven to 11 could become hurricanes, with winds of 119 km / h, with up to six very powerful.



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