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Barbados under Flood Warning

November 12, 2023

The Flood Watch has been upgraded to a Flood Warning for Barbados.

A Flood Warning is issued when flooding is occurring or is imminent in the warning area.

Unstable conditions are affecting the island. Due to the already saturated nature of the earth and with rainfall accumulation expected to range between 1 and 2 inches today, Sunday, November 12, 2023, flash flooding is imminent.

Take note of these imminent significant to life-threatening possibilities:

-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 cut off in and out of minor towns.

This alert message is valid from 7.35 a.m. today, Sunday, November 12, 2023, and will be updated at noon or sooner if conditions warrant.

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