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Flash Flood Warning remains in effect

September 29th, 2022

A Flash Flood Warning remains in effect for Barbados.

The Barbados Meteorological Services says unstable conditions associated with a surface to mid-level trough and favourable upper-level conditions are affecting the island.

Over the past 12 hours, maximum rainfall accumulations of 2 to 4 inches were recorded across some north-western districts, with a further 1 to 2 inches expected during the night.

Members of 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 is possible

This alert message will be updated or terminated at 6:00 a.m. tomorrow, Friday, September 30th, 2022 or sooner if conditions warrant.

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