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Flash-flood watch for western districts

October 16, 2022
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This alert from the Barbados Meteorological Services is valid from 1:30 p.m. and will be terminated at 6:00 p.m. or sooner if conditions warrant. 

A flash-flood watch is issued when heavy or excessive rainfall in a short period of time (generally less than 6 hours) could result in flash flooding within the watch area. It does not mean that flooding will occur, but it is possible. 

Hazard Info:

Light to moderate showers are expected across western districts this afternoon during localized activity. Maximum rainfall accumulations of 1 to 2 inches are likely. 

Key Message:
Residents and visitors should be prepared for 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. 

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