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Heavy rains wreak havoc

Today, on the eve of the close of the 2016 Atlantic hurricane season, heavy rains pounded the island.

From the south to the north of Barbados, several areas were left under water.

The popular west coast restaurant Cin Cin was severely flooded by rising waters, firefighters had to rescue people who were trapped, cars were stuck in the raging waters, trees came tumbling down and electricity was cut in some areas.

The deluge resulted from a trough system which combined with the Intertropical Convergence Zone to swamp the island. Our news team captured interesting scenes across the island.

Scenes from communities hard hit by the heavy rains.

Scenes from communities hard hit by the heavy rains.

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4 Responses to Heavy rains wreak havoc

  1. Jada Jameson
    Jada Jameson November 30, 2016 at 12:55 am

    Jesus things was really serious today, thank god no life was lost.

    Reply
  2. Tony Webster November 30, 2016 at 6:39 am

    Lord, in these days of “Doppler” weather- radar, reaching out 400km, why do we keep getting surprised?

    Anyway, Lord, thank you for the rain, and sparing life.

    Reply
  3. Kim Marshall November 30, 2016 at 7:54 am

    This is about the third time this has happened for the year. We (Government and the people of Barbados) need to work together to design and implement ways to prevent water from accumulating as much as it is now across our beautiful island.
    This involves removing garbage in a timely manner, not illegally dumping garbage and putting out garbage (even grass that has been pulled up) in a responsible manner to prevent it from blocking drains.
    On our Independence Day, let us go out there and help someone who needs help cleaning up due to yesterday’s rain. Remember it was and continues to be our ability to assist each other that has allowed us to reach 50 years of Independence and will allow us to see 50 more years.
    Happy Birthday Bim!

    Reply
  4. Verniter Small November 30, 2016 at 12:29 pm

    9 years since the earthquake in 29.11.2007

    Reply

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