Saint Lucia

Trough brings flooding, landsides

The heavy rains have led to millions of dollars in damages.

Saint Lucia has been experiencing heavy rains associated with a trough system.

According to the Saint Lucia Meteorological Services, a total of 181.1 millimetres of rainfall was recorded at the Hewanorra International Airport from Thursday, Nov. 8 at 8 p.m., to Sunday, Nov. 11 at 8 a.m. The total recorded for the corresponding period at the George F.L. Charles Airport was 143.3 millimetres.

A tropical wave churning toward the Lesser Antilles can potentially become the next organized system in the Atlantic Basin. If it further intensifies, it would be called Patty.

While Caribbean countries have been spared for most of the 2018 hurricane season, heavy rains have led to floods, landslides and millions of dollars in damages.