Met office issues flood warning for Barbados as Tropical Storm Harvey approaches


The Barbados Meteorological Services has issued a flood warning for the island as Tropical Storm Harvey approaches the area.

That warning will remain in effect until noon tomorrow.

The Met office reported that some flash flooding has already occurred and it has cautioned residents in flood prone areas to exercise caution and remain on alert.

At 11 p.m., the centre of Tropical Storm Harvey was located near 13.0 degrees north, 57.4 degrees west or about 140 miles east of Barbados.

The system is moving westward at 18 miles per hour and on that track, the center is expected to pass near or over Barbados at approximately 8 a.m. on Friday morning.

Maximum sustained winds remain near 40 miles per hour with higher gusts.

The Met Office says Barbadians can expect pockets of moderate to heavy showers, thunderstorms and gusty winds to spread across the island from tonight and into tomorrow.

A small craft warning is now in effect. The system is expected to generate large easterly swells of at least 2.5 to 3.0 metres (8 to 10 feet).

The next weather bulletin will be issued at 2 a.m.

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