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Flood warning as storm system coincides with high tides

Residents are being warned about the potential for flooding as unseasonably high tides combine with a storm system.

This afternoon the Ministry of Public Works issued a statement saying theIsland may experience flooding for several days beginning later this week.

“In late October an advisory was sent that the long term car park at LF Wade International Airport was flooded due to high tides being approximately a foot and a half above normal.

“During the previous high tides, airport management had arranged to have vehicles towed to higher ground. However, they have advised that such action couldn’t be guaranteed in future and that car owners must continue to be aware that they park at their own risk.

“Higher than normal tides are expected again later this week and into next and when combined with an approaching storm system, sea water will rise higher than usual around the Island.

“Members of the public should use caution when parking at the long term car park at the airport and other low lying areas should prepare for potential flooding.”

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Published November 21, 2011 at 3:47 pm (Updated November 21, 2011 at 3:47 pm)

Flood warning as storm system coincides with high tides

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