We left VG this morning and felt very happy to get out. We were in a low lying area and had significant flooding and rock slides. The downtown area looked a lot better than where we came from.
Thank you Sarah! Glad you were able to fly out and hope you made it home safely. Prayers for everyone's safety in the BVI's and USVI's.
Was this a tropical storm or just heavy rain in the area? Hope everyone is safe.
It was heavy rain associated with a "tropical wave" that passed through the BVI's - not a Tropical Storm because it lack sufficient winds to meet that classification.
FYI - this time of year tropical waves roll off of the coast of Africa every 7 to 10 days and make their way across the Atlantic. They track to the southwest, west and north west depending on the steering currents in the upper atmosphere. Many of the "waves" dissipate before reaching land but some of these "waves" become Tropical Depressions and a few developed further into Tropical Storms or even Hurricanes.
It was a tropical wave.
That happened once when I was in Tortola and it was pretty bad but the next day they were out fixing everything and it was back to normal in a couple of days. The event was pretty hairy though - flash floods in CGB and we happened to be driving over the hill from RT at the time and started slipping backwards. Not fun!
Yeah, that is pretty upsetting! What a photo. I take solace in the fact that the ocean should repair that.