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Flash Flood Warning issued

November 6, 2023

The Barbados Meteorological Services has issued a Flash Flood Warning.

This alert 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.

Unsettled conditions will persist for much of the afternoon as lines of heavy showers move across the island. Rainfall accumulations of 1 to 2 inches are possible throughout the course of the afternoon.

The Met Office highlighted the following key messages of 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 noon today, November 6, 2023, and will be updated/terminated at 6 p.m. today November 6, 2023, or sooner if conditions warrant.

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