UPDATE: Flash Flood warning for Eastern, North-Eastern districts
[Update: 5:10 pm, Saturday, September 12, 2020]
North Eastern districts have now been put on notice as well.
At 5:07 pm, the Met Office reissued a Flash Flood warning for the North Eastern and Eastern districts.
Flash Flood warning for Eastern and East-Central districts in effect
[Original story: 4:59 pm, Saturday, September 12, 2020]
Parts of Barbados are under a flash flood warning as of 3:26 pm.
The Barbados Met Office issued the warning for Eastern and Central-Eastern districts and says that it is valid until 6pm, and will be discontinued or extended if conditions warrant such.
When is a Flash Flood warning issued?
A Flash Flood Warning is issued when flooding due to heavy or excessive rainfall in a short period of time (generally less than six hours) is occurring or is imminent in the warning area.
Maximum rainfall accumulations of 25.0 to 75.0 mm in heavy showers are forecast over eastern and east-central districts this afternoon.
Residents and visitors should be aware of the following possibilities:
- Significant runoff from higher elevations.
- Significant soil erosion is likely 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.