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Flash Flood Warning in effect for Barbados

September 27th, 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 Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) continues to affect the island. Parts of the island recorded between 1 to 2 inches of rainfall this morning and an additional 1 to 3 inches is possible today.

Residents and visitors should note that the following impacts are imminent during this forecast period :
-Strong runoff from higher elevations.
-Soil erosion is likely on bared or scarred land surfaces.
-Debris such as small rocks, mud and tree foliage could end up on roads and property.
-Traffic delays are likely.
-Flooding at the foot of hillsides and coastal roads is possible.

This alert message is valid from noon today Tuesday 27th September 2022 and will be updated 6 pm or sooner if conditions warrant.

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