Water everywhere!

It rained cats and dogs across the island throughout the day leaving several communities severely flooded.

Rendezvous Hill, Christ Church, was also affected by today’s heavy rainfall.
Rendezvous Hill, Christ Church, was also affected by today’s heavy rainfall.

Schools were closed; and several events were cancelled as roads quickly became waterlogged –– some made impassable –– by the heavy showers that had started from last night.

This road in St Thomas, was inundated with water.
This road in St Thomas, was inundated with water.
This section of Spring Garden,                          St Michael, resembled a swimming pool.
This section of Spring Garden, St Michael, resembled a swimming pool.

There were also reports of downed trees and power lines.

Fallen trees and downed power lines on Spring Garden, St Michael.
Fallen trees and downed power lines on Spring Garden, St Michael.
Trents, St James, is always susceptible to flooding.
Trents, St James, is always susceptible to flooding.

Forecasters at the Barbados Meterological Services explained that the persistent rain, isolated thunderstorms and occasional gusty winds had stemmed from the interaction between a trough system and the Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone.

A flood warning issued at 6 a.m. was originally scheduled to expire at noon, but was later extended until 6 p.m.

Source: Residents and motorists hit by heavy flooding

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