Alert level down to orange, riverine flood alert in effect

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    The Adverse Weather Alert Level has been dropped from Red to Orange, however a Riverine Flood Alert (Red Level) has been issued.

    The MET Service says as TS Karen moves away from both islands, the threat of tropical storm conditions no longer exists.

    The Tropical Storm Warning is therefore now downgraded to an Adverse Weather Warning (Orange Level) as the ongoing weather is expected to continue today into tomorrow and can have severe impacts in several communities.

    Periods of heavy to intense rain/showers and/or thunderstorms will continue today, which can be accompanied by street/flash flooding, gusty winds in excess of 60 km/hr and the risk of landslides/landslips in prone areas.

    Sea conditions are also likely to become occasionally rough and choppy.

    In the wake of this forecast, a Riverine Flood Alert (Red Level) has been issued.

    The TTMS says river levels are currently near threshold values and further rainfall is expected.

    Properties in areas prone to riverine flooding may become inundated and access restricted.

    Riverine flooding is a significant threat for areas near major rivers courses and tributaries.