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Flash Flood Warning remains in effect

October 10, 2021

A flash-flood warning remains in effect for Barbados.

This alert is issued when rapid flooding due to heavy or excessive rainfall in a short period of time (generally less than 6 hours) is occurring or is imminent in the warning area.

A surface to mid-level trough is currently affecting the island. Overnight, some areas recorded between 52.0 and 64.4mm of rainfall.

Maximum accumulations of 25.0 to 75.0 mm in heavy showers are likely over the next few hours.

Residents and visitors should note that the following impacts are imminent during this forecast period:

•Strong runoff from higher elevations

•Soil erosion is likely on bared or scarred land surfaces

•Debris such as small rocks, mud and tree foliage could

end up on roads and property

•Traffic delays are likely

•Flooding at the foot of hillsides and coastal roads is possible.

This alert message is valid from 6 am today, Sunday 10 October 2021, and will be terminated at 6 pm or sooner if conditions warrant.

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