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.

Several low lying areas are already flooded.
Several low lying areas are already flooded.

“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.

18 Responses to Schools closed amid flood warning

  1. Princess Tiny Neferua
    Princess Tiny Neferua November 21, 2014 at 9:28 am

    NO NO NO..not for a little rain…..wonder if he will say that again..anyway back to bed fa me

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    • Greitcha Smith
      Greitcha Smith November 21, 2014 at 9:36 am

      There more than a little rain!

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    • Deon Greene-Miller
      Deon Greene-Miller November 21, 2014 at 10:16 am

      why she don’t put on a school uniform and go school then if it is just a little. i bet you in your bed sleeping when you should be at work !!!!!!!

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    • Melissa S Rollins
      Melissa S Rollins November 21, 2014 at 11:48 am

      Where the little rain??

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    • Latoya Franklin
      Latoya Franklin November 21, 2014 at 11:51 am

      ya’ll do realize she is being sarcastic right and just saying what Commisong said last time they closed the schools

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    • John Vanderpool
      John Vanderpool November 21, 2014 at 11:55 am

      She lost!

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    • Doran Morris
      Doran Morris November 21, 2014 at 12:02 pm

      AH

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    • Doran Morris
      Doran Morris November 21, 2014 at 12:04 pm

      You go home to Buffalo 6-8feet of snow AH

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    • Harmony Channay
      Harmony Channay November 21, 2014 at 1:16 pm

      Amm she using sarcasm tho

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    • Maria Amaria
      Maria Amaria November 21, 2014 at 1:28 pm

      unfortunately sarcasm is wasted on most adult Barbadians because many of them don’t even know what the hell the word means.

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    • Rusty Ralph
      Rusty Ralph November 21, 2014 at 1:49 pm

      Seems like some ppl here stayed away from school altogether….

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  2. Cassandra Bowen
    Cassandra Bowen November 21, 2014 at 10:19 am

    Parents in this country need to realise that teachers are not paid baby sitters for their children, but invest lots of time in making them into responsible adults and well rounded citizens, something that the parents did not seem to understand how to do.

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  3. Rudy Lovell
    Rudy Lovell November 21, 2014 at 12:03 pm

    A little rain! You would be amazed at the amount of injuries incurred because of a little rain in our schools. Added to this, I am sure a parent of an injured child will no doubt seek compensation.
    What about driving bus loads of our children along our flooded roads in our most dependable buses over over extremely safe aging bridges.
    Should I continue.
    And please don’t make any comparison to the USA. Your reply.

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    • Harmony Channay
      Harmony Channay November 21, 2014 at 1:17 pm

      She was being sarcastic, the tone can be felt just by reading her statement

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    • Maria Amaria
      Maria Amaria November 21, 2014 at 1:30 pm

      Rudy Lovell…omg….PLEASE READ THIS (and then go take a literary class or two): sar·casm (noun): the use of irony to mock or convey contempt; : a sharp and often satirical or ironic utterance designed to cut or give pain. 2 a : a mode of satirical wit depending for its effect on bitter, caustic, and often ironic language that is usually directed against an individual.

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    • Rudy Lovell
      Rudy Lovell November 21, 2014 at 1:41 pm

      I wasn’t replying to her.

      Reply
  4. Wendy Stewart
    Wendy Stewart November 21, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    Be care Barbados!

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  5. Gillian Cumberbatch Larmond Waithe
    Gillian Cumberbatch Larmond Waithe November 21, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    Don’t forget the rubber boots

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