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Flash Flood Warning for some districts

October 26, 2023

A Flash Flood Warning is in effect for northern and northwestern districts of Barbados.

The Met Office notes that this alert is issued when rapid flooding due to heavy or excessive rainfall in a short period of time (generally less than six hours) is occurring or is imminent in the warning area.

Unstable conditions are affecting the island and are likely to generate accumulations of two to four inches (50 to 100mm) with isolated higher amounts in scattered moderate to heavy showers mainly over northern and northwestern districts.

Take note of the 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 1:30 p.m. and will be updated/terminated at 6:00 p.m. or sooner if conditions warrant.

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