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With St. Lucians still recovering in the aftermath of a surface trough which dumped heavy showers on St Lucia for almost12 hours some two weeks ago, sections of the public are growing nervous over news of a pending weather system.

Weather officials have warned that a surface trough is approaching the Windward Islands and is expected to affect the area by Tuesday.

The news has fueled growing anxiety, as many St Lucians recall the devastation caused by flood waters which destroyed private property as well as some of the island’s major infrastructure.

Acting Director of Met Services Venantius Descartes says, while the island will experience the effects associated with a surface trough, weather conditions are not expected to be as severe as the Christmas Eve storm. He has warned members of the public to exercise extreme caution as the island will experience moderate to heavy rain. He adds that with already saturated soil conditions, there is increased risk of flooding and landslides in certain areas.

Residents in St Vincent and the Grenadines which suffered a major hit from the Christmas Eve trough are today bracing for the passage of the weather system which is expected late today. Officials say St Lucians can expect to experience bad weather on Tuesday
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