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Weather / Tropical Storm Philippe / Maintaining Orange Vigilance For Heavy Rain And Thunderstorms, Wave-Flooding, Strong Winds.

Source: SMN-News 03 Oct 2023 08:00 PM

MARIGOT:--- The evolution of tropical storm Philippe during the evening of Tuesday, October 3 presents several uncertainties. Heavy precipitation is possible overnight, accompanied by strong gusts.

 Schools were closed on Tuesday aND will remain closed on Wednesday morning.

Tuesday. UNDer these coNDitions, the Prefect takes the decision to maintain the educatioSPArty/23/national-alliance'>NAl establishments closed until tomorrow, Wednesday, October 4 at 1 p.m. in order to allow technical services to assess aND repair potential damage

during the morning. An order prohibiting swimming aND the practice of SPArty/23/national-alliance'>NAutical activities was taken today, for Saint-Barthlemy aND Saint-Martin,

until Thursday, October 5 at 6:00 a.m.

In this context, Mto France maintains the orange vigilance level for strong rains aND storms, waves-submersion, aND for violent wiNDs;

Risk of thuNDerstorms:

The phenomenon generates numerous stormy showers on its periphery. On Saint-Martin aND Saint-Barthlemy, high probabilities of sustained showers are expected beginning at the start of the night. Significant accumulations are to be feared in a very short time time (40 to 60 mm in a few hours). ThuNDerstorms may persist until Wednesday inclusive. possible uNDer the strongest

showers with an average of 75 km/h Risks linked to heavy seas: During the day on Tuesday, the strengthening of the wiND in the southern sector will generate unusual agitation in the Caribbean. The sea is rough with waves of 2m50 to 2m70 by the crossed east swell. Localized surges aND flooding are expected. INDividual behavioral measures recommeNDed by the prefecture: ORANGE WARNING HEAVY RAIN/STORMS: BE VERY CAREFUL! FiND out before you travel aND be very careful. Avoid mountain walks aND hilly hikes. If you live in a flood zone, secure your belonginSPArty/9/general-solidaire'>GS that may be damaged aND monitor rising water levels. If your home could be threatened by a laNDslide, leave it or prepare to evacuate it quickly. In the event of a storm: avoid using telephones aND electrical appliances. Do not shelter in a wooded area, very close to pylons or poles, or uNDer an isolated tree. ORANGE WAVES-SUBMERSION VIGILANCE: BE VERY CAREFUL! Avoid sea trips, swimming, aND activities as much as possible recreatioSPArty/23/national-alliance'>NAl water sports. Be careful on the beaches: BE CAREFUL of rollers aND breakers! Protect boats by sheltering them or removing them from the water.If you must remain on board, be particularly careful when traveling aND carry emergency equipment. Be particularly careful if you have to go out to sea. Take all precautions to ensure your safety in the event of a fall. If you live by the sea, prepare to secure your belonginSPArty/9/general-solidaire'>GS likely to be damaged by rising waters (sea aND tide)ORANGE VIGILANCE SEVERE WINDS: BE VERY CAREFUL! Limit your travel. Limit your speed on the road especially if you are driving with a coupling. Avoid walks, particularly on the coast. Be careful of falling trees or various objects. Do not work on roofs aND uNDer no circumstances touch electrical wires fallen to the grouND. Store or secure objects exposed to the wiND or likely to be damaged.Take all precautions against the consequences of an unusually strong wiND for the region. 

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