A flash flood warning remains in effect for Jamaica, the MetService said on Sunday (October 25).
Originally, the warning was set to expire on Saturday but the early morning development of Tropical Storm Zelta has forced the agency to keep the alert in place.
“Jamaica’s #FlashFloodWarning continues for low-lying and flood-prone areas of St. Mary, Portland, St. Thomas, Kingston, St. Andrew, St. Catherine, Clarendon, and Manchester until 5:00 p.m. today (Sunday), ” said the MetServiceJA on Twitter.
According to the agency, the outer bands from Tropical Storm Zeta, over the northwestern Caribbean Sea, are contributing to the rainfall over Jamaica.
The storm is forecast to be moving away from the island, across the Yucatan Peninsula and into the Gulf of Mexico over the next few days.
Outer bands from Tropical Storm Zeta, over the northwestern Caribbean Sea, are contributing to the rainfall over Jamaica. The storm is forecast to be moving away from the island, across the Yucatan Peninsula and into the Gulf of Mexico over the next few days. pic.twitter.com/nDwDTeZ0pt
— MetServiceJA (@MetserviceJA) October 25, 2020
Tropical Storm Zeta has already brought flood conditions to sections of Westmoreland, with the National Works Agency reporting that the main road between Negril and Little London is impassable at White Hall.
While other roadways in St James have been reduced to Single lane traffic.
In Clarendon the NWA is reporting that the road from Rock River to Ginger Ridge has been impacted due to multiple landslides which have rendered it impassable.
Landslides are also impacting other roadways in St Elizabeth and St Mary.
Clarendon: Road from Rock River to Ginger Ridge being cleared. The corridor has multiple landslides now rendering it impassable. Landslides also impacting; Mocho to Frankfield @ Smithville; Nine Turns to Ritchies @ Coffee Piece and the Colonel Ridge road. pic.twitter.com/2RgSiTRjiO
— NationalWorksAgency (@NWA_JA) October 25, 2020