Heavy rains in Saint Lucia result in flooding, fallen trees, and impassable bridges and roadways: NEMO

By SNO Staff

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(SNO) — The National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO) on Sunday (just after midnight) released information on reports on the effects of the weekend heavy rains on the island.

Rising water levels in various river basins have been reported.

“In particular, NEMO is capable of monitoring (virtually) the Alba bridge and at 10:34 pm on 10.11. 2018, the water level was recorded at 3.71 m but has now receded,” NEMO said in a statement on Facebook.

In Dennery North, the agency said the Ti Gadettte-Denierre Riviere Link bridge is submerged and a section of the La Ressource Road is flooded.

The Trou-Allou Bridge, St. Peters Lane, and Church Street in Dennery South are flooded.

The Bexon region was not spared, as usual. According to NEMO, the Bexon Gas Station and Marc entrance are flooded, while the Bexon Highway and Crown Lands Bridge are both flooded and impassable.

Flooding was also reported in Malgretoute, Micoud, and Aupicon junction which is impassable.

Fallen trees have been reported in the Barre De’Isle area, NEMO said.

“Any further information will be made available as soon as it is received. Please be vigilant and take all necessary measures to ensure safety,” NEMO further stated.

Editor’s note: Some of these conditions may have improved by now based on the time NEMO posted their report on Facebook (12:44 a.m. Sunday)

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8 comments

  1. All those who have taken the opportunity to blame NEMO are all idiots! Long before the rains began the Met Office gave warnings. At least twice a day! Y'all ignored or didn't need! So, shut y'all traps and pay attention next time. Additionally, when NEMO cautions and "nothing happens", what do y'all do? Five NEMO lang.

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  2. Well it's either late to the party than never, were these useless overpaid imbeciles having their Christmas part early and just recovering from their hangovers, cause the information that have been expressed by NEMO is just laughable. Congratulations NEMO again for proving to St Lucias how useless you all are.

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  3. For the amount of rain that have fallen the past month, We are blessed that the damage is so minimal. That was a lot of rain this weekend falling on water saturated ground. Thank you for all the desilting that have taken place.

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  4. they hire their illiterate friends to run nemo. herein lies the problem.

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  5. Why are we paying those clowns at the met office and NEMO for that matter. Save that money to repair our schools and listen to the weather channel these people are useless

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    • Wow...Disappointed to hear such comments when the weather forecast from Thursday read 'RESIDENTS AND MOTORISTS IN AREAS PRONE FLOODING AND LANDSLIDES HAZARDS ARE ADVISED TO EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION.' Even Juke Bois stressed on it when reading the report and mentioned that cricket will be a wash out. This just points out that the Saint Lucian public need to be listen to their local weather report. External sources like the weather channel can never deliver a better and more specific report than the local authorities.

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      • Exactly... it's clowns writing this nonsense. And anyway, yes NEMO has a role but are people so stupid to wait for NEMO to say something before they check the weather forecasts for themselves? It's always someone else's fault here in Saint Lucia. These same idiots criticizing NEMO are most likely the same ones throwing their unwanted goods and garbage in the canals then blame the government when the culverts get blocked and flooding is increased. Take ownership for a change!

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  6. I must express my disappointment in the lack of available weather reports or warnings prior to the system. I see flash flood warnings on Dominica news online. I see news about the flooding and heavy rains in Dominica. After observing the non-stop rain from Friday into Saturday morning,I proceeded to weather.com to view the Atlantic weather map. This is how I got to know of the terrible weather..

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