Flash Flood Warning in effect for northwestern districts

The Barbados Meteorological Services (BMS) has issued a Flash Flood Warning for the northern districts of Barbados, effective immediately until 6:00 PM today, Saturday, April 20th, 2024.

Heavy rain expected this afternoon could lead to flooding in low-lying areas. Light winds, strong daytime heat, and moisture in the atmosphere are creating conditions ripe for heavy showers. Rainfall accumulations of 40 to 75 millimeters are expected, causing:

Runoff from hills

Soil erosion on exposed land

Water pooling on roads and fields

Rising water levels in ponds and other bodies of water

Debris carried by fast-moving floodwaters

Flooding near hillsides and coastal roads

Traffic delays and potential road closures

Residents are urged to take precautions:

Follow instructions from the Department of Emergency Management (DEM).

Monitor updates from the BMS, DEM, and Government Information Service (GIS) for the latest information.

Stay informed through local media reports.

Conditions are expected to improve later this evening. This Flash Flood Warning was issued at 12:45 PM on Saturday, April 20th, 2024, and may be terminated earlier if conditions change. (BMS)

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