A FLOOD WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR ST. MAARTEN UNTIL 12:00PM TOMORROW.

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PHILIPSBURG:—The combination of a tropical wave and favorable upper-level conditions will produce unstable weather conditions across the region from today, Tuesday, November 13th through Wednesday, November 14th, 2018.

Showers and thunderstorms associated with this system have become less organized and the probability for development into a cyclone continues to decrease. However, heavy showers, thunderstorms, and gusty winds are possible over the local area.

Residents and users of areas prone to flooding and rock fall/landslides should be vigilant and take the necessary precautions as soils are already saturated. Motorists should avoid driving on flooded streets until the heavy rainfall has tapered off or ended and the floodwaters have receded.

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In case there are lightning strikes very close to your location (loud thunder, less than three seconds between lightning discharge and thunder), switch off and disconnect any sensitive electronic equipment. Also, disconnect any phone line from your computer.

Meteorological Department St. Maarten will continue to monitor the situation and keep the public informed through special bulletins.

The next update will be issued at 6:00 am Wednesday, November 14th, 2018.

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Source: St. Martin News Network http://www.smn-news.com/st-maarten-st-martin-news/30538-a-flood-watch-is-in-effect-for-st-maarten-until-12-00pm-tomorrow.html

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