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Flash Flood Watch in effect

October 28, 2023

A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for Barbados.

A Flash Flood Watch is issued when heavy or excessive rainfall in a short period of time (generally less than 6 hours) could result in flash flooding within the watch area. It does not mean that flooding will occur, but it is possible.

The Barbados Meteorological Services says unstable conditions are affecting the island. Occasional moderate to heavy showers are expected with accumulations of 1 to 3 inches (25 to 75 mm).

The public is advised that the following are possible:

  • Runoff from higher elevations.
  • Soil erosion/land slippage on exposed or scarred land surfaces.
  • Water settlements on roads and fields.
  • Adjustments to water levels of existing water bodies (ponds etc).
  • Large objects or debris from higher elevations becoming embedded within fast moving water flows.
  • Flooding at the foot of hillsides and coastal roads.
  • Delays on traffic routes with some roads being impassable or cutoff in and out of minor towns.

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

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