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Flash Flood Warning in effect for western districts

September 24th, 2021

A Flash Flood Warning is in effect for western districts of Barbados.

A Flash Flood Warning 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.

The Barbados Meteorological Services says maximum rainfall accumulations of 20.0 to 40.0 mm in heavy showers are expected across some western and north-western districts.

The public is advised that the following are possible: strong runoff from higher elevations, soil erosion on bare or scarred land surfaces, debris such as small rocks, mud and tree foliage ending up on roads and property, traffic delays and flooding at the foot of hillsides and coastal roads.

This alert is in effect until 6:00 p.m., but will be terminated sooner if conditions warrant.

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