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Flash Flood Warning in effect for western & central districts

August 20th, 2022

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

These warnings are 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 Met Office says deep layered moisture, light winds and strong daytime heating are resulting in localized activity across some western and central districts.

Maximum rainfall accumulations of 25.0 to 50.0 mm in moderate to heavy showers are expected this afternoon.

The public is being told to be on the lookout for the following during the forecast period:

  • Strong runoff from higher elevations
  • Soil erosion on bared or scarred land surfaces
  • Debris such as small rocks, mud and tree foliage ending up on roads and property
  • Traffic delays
  • Flooding at the foot of hillsides and coastal roads

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

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