Schools in Guadalupe will be closed Tuesday and a crisis unit has been set up.
Storm Phillip approaches the archipelago. Guadeloupe was placed on red alert for heavy rain and storms on the evening of Monday, October 2, Météo-France announced. Its latest warning bulletin. Schools in Guadeloupe will be closed on Tuesday, we learned from the province, which announced that a departmental operations center — meaning crisis unit — has been set up.
According to Météo-France, the storm, which is expected to approach the coast during the night and Tuesday morning, is causing the heaviest rain in the archipelago and is currently causing localized flooding, with some roads blocked since 7pm. (1 hour in Paris). The “It’s raining all over the archipelago at the moment”, and note meteorologists recommending caution. Accumulations of 200 to 300 mm are expected in 24 hours.
Wind speed of 70 kmph
“Wind blowing in south-southwest direction at 40 to 50 kmph especially along coast and higher elevations”, The Met Office has also warned that gusty winds of up to 70 km/h are likely and it is likely to bring rain. The ongoing rain, lightning and thunderstorms have already cut off some roads, according to Routes de Guadalupe, which reported landslides and falling trees.
Numerous videos are circulating on social networks, showing different parts of Guadeloupe, especially in the south of Basse-Terre, completely flooded. The images commemorate Cyclone Fiona, which inundated the area on the night of September 15-16, 2022, causing a fatality.