Heavy rains again hammer territory
By CORLISS SMITHEN, reporter, Daily News Staff
Published: July 21, 2010
Water rushes along the road on Mafolie Hill on St. Thomas.
More heavy showers and thunderstorms pounded the islands for a second straight day Tuesday as a tropical weather system continued to hang over the Caribbean.
By Tuesday night, 3.03 inches of rain had been recorded at King Airport since midnight Monday, according to Jose Alamo, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. On the east end of St. Croix, 3.17 inches of rain fell between 6:30 p.m. Monday to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Alamo said.
A flash flood warning from the weather service that was due to expire at 8 p.m. Tuesday was re-issued and extended until 12:45 a.m. Wednesday.