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Flash Flood Warning in effect for western districts

September 28th, 2022

A Flash Flood Warning is in effect for western districts.

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.

A Flash Flood Watch also remains in effect for northern, northeastern, central and southwestern districts.

The Intertropical Convergence Zone, in combination with a low-level trough system continues to affect Barbados.

Over the past 24 hours between 1 to 2 inches of rainfall were recorded across parts of the island. Further accumulations of up to 2 inches are likely in the aforementioned districts this afternoon. Due to the already saturated nature of the soils, any additional rainfall is likely to cause flooding.

The public is urged to be on the lookout for the following possibilities:

  • Significant runoff from higher elevations
  • Significant soil erosion is likely 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 p.m. or sooner if conditions warrant.

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