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Flash Flood Warnings Posted for Virgin Islands

Oct. 21, 2004 – The waterfall near Cinnamon Bay on St. John told the tale of Thursday's rainy weather. Normally a dry gut, it was flowing profusely on Thursday morning.
Don't look for the sun anytime soon. Brad Diehl, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service in San Juan, said an upper level trough that stretches from the Bahamas to the northeast Caribbean is influencing weather at the lower levels of the atmosphere.
"The wind flow from the south is bringing in large amounts of moisture from near South America," he said.
Diehl said that this weather would continue into Saturday and possibly Sunday.
"I'm not going to say you're going to get continuous rain, but there's the potential for heavy rain," he said.
He said flash flood warnings are posted for the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.
Harold Baker, who serves as state director for the V.I. Territorial Emergency Management Agency, advised residents in low areas to watch out for flooding.
He said at noon he's received no reports of any flooding on any of the islands.
The rainy weather began with thunder and lightening through the night.
"The dog has been hiding in the closet," St. Croix resident Chris Goodier said.
She said she's making Thursday a heavy-duty washday since her cistern is just about to overflow. "We're pulling the slipcovers off the couch," she said.
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