Special Weather Statement

Sunday, March 17, 2019 @ 1:00 PM

This is a Special Weather Statement update from the National Emergency Management Office in collaboration with the National Weather Service informing the public that Tropical Depression 03W, now about 30 miles west-southwest of Palau, continues to move west and away from our area.

Therefore, expect light to heavy showers, isolated thunderstorms and windier conditions (up to 30 mph), and may slightly increase during periods of heavy rainfall. These conditions are expected to slowly improve through tonight.

Sea and surf conditions may be hazardous during these times with a combination of swells and wind waves across Palau. NEMO has issued a Small Craft Advisory for the entire Republic both inside and outside of the reef.

The public is reminded to secure any loose items around their residences and to take precaution when driving for possible flooding, landslides/mudslides and debris.

NEMO and the National Weather Service will continue to monitor weather conditions and will update the public accordingly.

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