Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Flash-flood warning

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A flash-flood warning is in effect until 6 p.m. today or sooner if conditions warrant.

Barbados Meteorological Services said a flash-flood warning is issued when rapid flooding due to heavy or excessive rainfall in a short period (generally less than six hours) is occurring or is imminent in the warning area.

Maximum rainfall accumulations of 25.0 to 100.0 mm in heavy to violent showers are expected as a tropical wave affects the island.

Residents and visitors should note that the following are likely:

Significant runoff from higher elevations.

Significant soil erosion on exposed or scarred land surfaces.

Large water settlements on roads and fields.

Significant adjustments to water levels of existing water bodies (ponds and so on).

Significant traffic delays 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.

For more information, please visit: https://www.barbadosweather.org/weatherBarResp.php or the social media pages of Barbados Meteorological Services. (PR)

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