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Flash Flood Warning in effect

September 18th, 2022

A Flash Flood Warning is 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.

The Barbados Meteorological Services says unstable conditions trailing Tropical Storm Fiona are affecting the island.

Rainfall accumulations up to 50.0 mm have already been reported across some sections of the island during the last 12 hours and further accumulations reaching up to 75.0 mm are anticipated throughout the remainder of the night in heavy to violent showers.

The public should note that the following impacts are imminent during this forecast period :
Significant runoff from higher elevations
Significant soil erosion 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

This alert will be updated at 6:00 a.m. today, Sunday, September 18th, or sooner if conditions warrant.

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