Flash Flood Watch Re-issued for P.R., Virgin Islands – St. Croix County, Virgin Islands – St. John County, Virgin Islands – St. Thomas County
Flash Flood Watch issued September 21 at 3:12PM AST until September 22 at 6:00PM AST by NWS San Juan
Expires: 9/22/2017 6:00 PM … …FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON…
The Flash Flood Watch continues for* Portions of Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands, including the following areas, in Puerto Rico, Central Interior, Culebra, Eastern Interior, Mayaguez and Vicinity, North Central, Northeast, Northwest, Ponce and Vicinity, San Juan and Vicinity, Southeast, Southwest, Vieques, and Western Interior. In Virgin Islands, St Croix and St. Thomas…St. John…and Adjacent Islands.* Through Friday afternoon*
Deep southerly flow extends across Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands in the wake of Hurricane Maria. This will continue to lead to heavy rainfall, especially along the southern slopes of Puerto Rico, St Thomas, and St John. The additional rainfall will allow for rapid rises along all streams and rivers in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Mudslides are also expected. Any homes in low-lying areas near rivers and streams will be flooded, and flooding may leave residents with no avenue of escape.