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Flash Flood Warning remains in effect

October 21, 2023

A Flash Flood Warning remains 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 rainfall accumulations of 1 to 3 inches have occurred across northern and southern sections of the island overnight and early this morning. Additional rainfall of 1 to 2 inches with occasional heavy to intense showers are expected across the island throughout the morning.

The public is advised that the following are possible:

-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 cutoff in and out of minor towns.

This alert will be updated or terminated at noon, or sooner if conditions warrant.

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