Many photographers run when they get caught in rainy weather. Not Steve Simonsen, the internationally-known Caribbean image maker.
So when a ‘vigorous’ tropical wave passed through the VIs Tuesday, bringing torrents, Simonsen got going. Even though, he says, five inches of rain fell on the island during the day. One place he went was Cinnamon Bay where he recorded this video.
A “Hazardous Weather Outlook” has been issued for the next week by the National Weather Service. It warns of thunderstorms and the possibility of “urban and gut flooding.” This means many of St. John’s bays will be turning brown from the dirt runoff caused by heavy rain.
For the next few days, things still are dicey. Showers and thunderstorms will become scattered by Thursday with some flooding possible “in isolated locations.”