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Some areas under Flash Flood Watch

October 22, 2023

A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for northern and northwestern districts of Barbados.

This alert 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.

Localized activity across the northern and northwestern districts is likely to generate 1 to 2 inches of rainfall in scattered moderate heavy showers throughout the afternoon.

Be aware of the following:
-Runoff from higher elevations
-Soil erosion on exposed or scarred land surfaces
-Water settlements on roads and fields at the foot of hills and coastal roads
-Adjustments to water levels of existing water bodies (ponds etc.)
-Objects or debris from higher elevations becoming embedded within fast-moving water flows
-Delays on traffic routes with some roads becoming impassable in and out of minor towns.

This alert message is valid from 1:45 p.m., today, Sunday, October 22, 2023, and will be terminated at 5 p.m. or sooner if conditions warrant.

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