ODM says peak of 2012 Hurricane Season Reached; Approaching Tropical Wave could bring some rains

The Department of Disaster Management (ODM) says the peak of the hurricane season has passed, but residents should still remain vigilant until the end of the season.


The season so far has seen 15 named tropical storms. Nadine became of the longest-lived tropical systems on record.

A Tropical Wave (TW) associated with a Low Pressure system #98, is expected to pass close or over the Leeward Islands late this week, bringing possibly adverse weather conditions.

With respect to the possibility of heavy rainfall, motorists are advised to exercise caution while driving in low lying areas which could flood – street flooding – due to heavy and persistent rainfall.

Motorists driving near hillsides are also asked to exercise caution with respect to possible rock falls.

Drivers and individuals who do not need to be on the road should remain at home until weather conditions improve.