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Heavy rains could trigger landslides, flooding island-wide

Landslide between Canaries and Bouton this morning. *File photo

Landslide between Canaries and Bouton. *File photo

The St. Lucia Meteorological Office is advising residents and motorists in vulnerable disaster areas to exercise extreme caution and where necessary move to a safer location.

In it’s 6.a.m. weather report, the Met Office also said that caution should be exercised since the top soil is already saturated and further heavy rainfall will trigger these hazards.

This inclement weather is associated with a trough system which is currently generating above normal cloudiness, shower activity and thunderstorms over the Eastern Caribbean region.

This trough system is being monitored by the Meteorological Office and the Office of Disaster Management and further advisories will be issued to the general public by noon today.

Meanwhile, the weather forecast for today and tonight is mostly cloudy to overcast at times with gusty winds, heavy showers and isolated thunderstorms.

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