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Flash-flood warning

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Barbados Meteorological Services issued a flash-flood warning for Northern and North-eastern districts at 2 p.m., which will be terminated at 6 p.m. or sooner if conditions warrant.

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.

Rainfall accumulations of up to 50 mm (two inches) have already occurred over some northern and north-eastern districts. Further accumulations of 25 to 50 mm (one to two inches) are likely over these districts during the remainder of the afternoon.

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

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 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.

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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