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Flash Flood Warning remains in effect for Barbados

September 26th, 2022

A Flash Flood Warning remains 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.

During the morning rainfall accumulations of 2 to 3 inches were recorded across the island. Further accumulations of 1 to 2 inches in heavy shower activity are expected throughout the afternoon as the Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) continues to affect the island.

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 noon Monday, September 26th 2022 and will be updated at 6 pm today or sooner if conditions warrant.

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