Schools closed amid flood warning
All Government schools have been closed amid a flash-flood warning issued by the Barbados Meteorological Services.
A statement from the met office this morning noted that “during the overnight hours, the interaction of a trough system and the Inter Tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) has been producing moderate to heavy showers, some isolated thunderstorms and occasional gusty winds across Barbados”.
It also said that some flash-flooding had already been reported with latest radar and satellite imagery indicating that this activity will persist for much of today.
“Due to the water-logged nature of the soils, any additional rains may result in further flooding.
“Thus, residents in low-lying areas prone to flooding should remain on the alert and take the necessary precautions,” met officials warned.
The flood warning took effect at 6 a.m. and is due to remain in place until noon.