Monday 19 October, 2020

Flash flood warning for north-western districts of Barbados

The Barbados Meteorological Services (BMS) has issued a flash flood warning for north-western districts in the island. 

Maximum rainfall accumulations are expected to reach around 30.0 to 75.0 mm in heavy to violent showers are forecast within the warning area.

Residents and visitors should note that the following impacts are imminent during this forecast period:

  • 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.

The warning is in effect until 6 pm or sooner if conditions warrant. 

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