A large boulder came down from Paris Hill on Sunday evening and hit a family home in The Bottom. No one was injured in the incident. The crashing rock caused a large hole in one of the dwelling’s outer walls and damaged part of the kitchen and a window. This reportedly is not the first time that rocks have come tumbling down from Paris Hill. The large boulder fell down during the heavy rainfall that started on Sunday and continued Monday.
The Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute’s KNMI’s weather report for Monday mentioned a risk of heavy (thunder)storms, possibly with heavy precipitation and gusts up to 75 kilometres per hour (45 miles per hour). The risk of showers will gradually decrease today, Thesday, the weather bureau reported.
Due to the heavy rains, which caused rocks and debris falling on the roads, Fort Bay Road and Well’s Bay Road were closed on Monday. The public entity Saba advised road users to proceed with caution and not take any unnecessary risks.
The heavy rain also took its toll on the Carnival celebrations in Saba. Sunday’s Last Lap Parade was postponed until Monday, but initially was called off altogether due to the persistent rainfall.
When the weather finally cleared up Monday afternoon, the green light was given and Saba Summer Festival was properly closed off with the last parade, which kicked off at 3:00pm.
The Daily Herald.