Heavy rainfall has been affecting the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe since April 30, 2022, causing deadly floods and landslides.
In just 12 hours on April 30, parts of the island received more than 300 mm (11.8 inches) of rain while the Pointe-à-Pitre airport recorded 312.4 mm (12.3 inches) in 24 hours, exceeding the severe weather episode of May 7, 2012, when 237.9 mm (9.3 inches) of rain was registered.
Meteo France said rainfall in places greatly exceeded those recorded during the passage of Hurricane “Lenny” in November 1999.
At least 2 people have lost their lives, one in Le Gosier Town and another in Les Abymes City. One person is still missing.
Several roads were closed and a number of power outages were reported across the Grande-Terre Island.
Featured image credit: NOAA/GOES-East
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