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Met office issues a flash-flood warning

September 12, 2021

A flash-flood warning is in effect for southern sections of Barbados.

This 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.

Maximum rainfall accumulations of 25.0 to 75.0 mm in heavy to violent showers is possible.

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

•Strong runoff from higher elevations

•Soil erosion 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 11.55 am and will be terminated at 6 pm or sooner if conditions warrant.

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