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Flood warning in effect

The Barbados Met Office has issued a flood warning for Barbados.

This means that some flooding is already occurring or is likely to occur.

A bulletin from the Met Office today said: “The combination of a trough system and the Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone (I.T.CZ) has been generating pockets  of moderate to heavy showers and periods of rain across Barbados during the last few hours. These conditions  are expected to persist during the afternoon with some improvement likely into tonight.”

Rainfall accumulations of at least two to three inches (50 to 75 millimeters) are possible.

Residents in flood prone areas should take the necessary precautions.

 

 

10 Responses to Flood warning in effect

  1. Michael Goodman
    Michael Goodman November 29, 2016 at 11:48 am

    Looks like the weather at the Garrison will be the same as it was 50 years ago today!

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    • Andrea Atkins
      Andrea Atkins November 29, 2016 at 3:30 pm

      So true! I was just saying to myself that it will be a re-enactment of that night in 1966.

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    • Alison Hoyte-small
      Alison Hoyte-small November 29, 2016 at 4:27 pm

      True Andrea Atkins. Same here

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  2. Angela Gray
    Angela Gray November 29, 2016 at 12:00 pm

    Sarah Amlot, Andre Parris

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  3. Angela Gray
    Angela Gray November 29, 2016 at 12:02 pm

    This like Matthew but without the wind

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  4. Philip Clement
    Philip Clement November 29, 2016 at 12:08 pm

    I guess they will have a back up plan if these rains continue.

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  5. Alec Pierre November 29, 2016 at 3:19 pm

    So it does Michael!

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  6. Michael Goodman
    Michael Goodman November 29, 2016 at 3:30 pm

    Yes. Cancel.

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  7. Juliana Brimicombe November 29, 2016 at 9:15 pm

    It is so distressing to see Barbados in such a state, almost submerged in water, and people are told to ‘take the necessary steps’. No love, No empathy, risk assessments are clearly not undertaken or blatantly ignored. Those in charge not showing any interest. Some of the vedios I have seen. there is clearly more then 4 inches of water .The water was gushing through peoples property and businesses very sad. There appears to be a lot on unrest on the island , The air port, the harbour, the high ways, Combermere school, the government etc, etc, I think this water is natures way to ‘bring those in power to their sences
    A ‘State of emergency should be called! Indepencence Day will come and go with a lot of money spent in vain.

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  8. Tony Webster November 30, 2016 at 1:09 pm

    Cud as well turn-off the satellite imagery and the (non-functioning ) Doppler radar, and use my grand-fsther’s “ham-bone” weather forecasting technology….as at least this reliably worked…..hung in the window, ..it would “sweat” at approaching bad weather. Better some warning…than the met office telling intelligent citizens that a flood warning means that some areas are already flooded…

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