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Drought Warning Issued for St Kitts


by Sharon Richards

St Kitts and Nevis (WINN): A drought warning has been issued for St Kitts.

The Caribbean Climate Outlook Forum (CARICOF) and the Caribbean Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH) have recommended a drought warning be issued for St Kitts and Antigua.

CARICOF urged both countries to:

Conserve and recycle water

Implement water management plans

Release public service announcements

Last minute infrastructural repairs and upgrades

In a release issued on May 22, the Water Services Department advised that St Kitts was in the midst of a severe dry season.

Rainfall for the period January to April 2021 was approximately 6 inches, which is half the amount for the same period in 2020.


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