Pouring rain

Flooding in The City stall cars

Torrential rains and flash flooding took many a Barbadian by surprise yesterday.

The waters caused some cars to stall, and students and other pedestrians to wade through knee-high waters, especially in The City in areas like Tudor Bridge, Fontabelle, Harmony Hall and Chapman Lane.

An alley on Chapman Lane .
An alley on Chapman Lane .
This dog on Chapman Lane takes position on a front step to escape the rising water.
This dog on Chapman Lane takes position on a front step to escape the rising water.

“Over the past 48 hours or so we watched a band of clouds associated with what was Tropical Depression Ida drifting towards the island chain, that was responsible for significantly increasing the moisture levels especially in the lower levels of the atmosphere. So that the combination of light winds and additional moisture and strong heating got the convection process going in Barbados and the island chains and as a result we had that eruption of that activity over the northern, north western, central and western portions of Barbados,” meteorologist David Best said in his weather forecast.

He also urged residents to be on their guard as that pattern is expected to continue for the next few days.

“The winds continue to be light and we are still seeing a fair amount of moisture in the lower levels of the atmosphere so that activity could be replicated today.

“So we are urging residents in low-lying areas and flood-prone areas, and we are also urging motorists to exercise some measure of caution as that pattern is expected to unfold again,” Best advised.

10 Responses to Pouring rain

  1. Kearn Williams
    Kearn Williams September 29, 2015 at 7:10 am

    Cuddear…the little boy taking care of his parents’ heard earned dollar. hope u don’t cathch any germs in ur feet tho’

  2. Doria Alleyne
    Doria Alleyne September 29, 2015 at 7:53 am

    The Government should see that all DRAINS are clean every month.Come on PM your house is dry while other BARBADIANS house are wet.:( 🙁 🙁 🙁

    • Alison Harewood
      Alison Harewood September 29, 2015 at 10:32 am

      how is she being ridiculous? All drains and drains leading to wells SHOULD be cleared and cleaned so that water can pass freely and in a timely manner. Barbadians also need to STOP littering. Too much garbage are in the gutters and drains leading to the wells.

    • Ryan Bayne
      Ryan Bayne September 29, 2015 at 9:12 pm

      Freundel needs to get up and see what’s going on, according to the Draytons Two, because he’s been sleeping too long and too strong.

  3. Amanda Greaves
    Amanda Greaves September 29, 2015 at 7:54 am

    Who’s going to help us now this is yrs btwon wanted a drainage system

  4. BObo The Clown September 29, 2015 at 8:07 am

    Exercise some caution as more severe weather might be coming your way according to weather man Best.

    BoBO CAUTIONS; Life has it’s woes so be on your toes , stay alert.

    Remember not to take weather for granted ,because ” only fools commit suicide and believe they’re doing themselves a favor “.

  5. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce September 29, 2015 at 11:04 am

    Canoe! Just hope the young lad don’t pickup a germ in his feet.

  6. Janette Reifer
    Janette Reifer September 29, 2015 at 11:32 am

    Pray Barbados doesn’t get an island wide rain fall. I don’t want to imagine another 1970 flood. Please clean up the garbage people. Garbage is also a contributor to flooding.

  7. jrsmith September 30, 2015 at 6:15 am

    @,, All,hail.hail, clearing drains, Barbados needs , proper storm drainage infrastructure, without that ,we will suffer the financial pain of clearing up. Year after year.

    You are seeing the failure of government after government , to deploy the need infrastructure . see where we are at with water , this present time, this was always coming, running pipe line is okay, but you need the reservoirs, of water to pump through the pipelines.

    What is next is our power, then the roads, the failing of the politicians to manage Barbados limited. the failure is going to put extra financial burden on our bajan, financial contributors.


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