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Flash Flood Warning in effect

August 13th, 2022

A Flash Flood Warning is in effect for 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 15.0 to 50.0 mm in heavy showers are expected this afternoon.

The public is advised to be on the lookout for the following:

  • Significant runoff from higher elevations
  • Significant soil erosion is likely on exposed or scarred land surfaces
  • Large water settlements on roads and fields
  • Significant adjustments to water levels of existing water bodies (ponds etc.)
  • Significant delays on traffic routes with some roads possibly impassable
  • Large objects or debris from higher elevations may also become embedded within fast-moving water flows
  • Significant flooding at the foot of hillsides and coastal roads is possible

This alert will be updated at 6:00 p.m. or sooner if conditions warrant.

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