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Flash Flood Warning in effect for Barbados

September 23rd, 2022

A Flash Flood Warning is in effect for Barbados.

It was 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.

Hazard Info:-

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Rainfall accumulations of 1 inch have already been recorded across some sections of the island, further rainfall accumulations of 1 to 2 inches in heavy intermittent showers are expected during this morning period.

Key Message: Residents and visitors should note that the following impacts are imminent during this forecast period: 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 message is valid from 8 AM and will be updated/terminated at noon or sooner if conditions warrant.

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