Flash flood watch for regions of Barbados

A flash flood watch remains in effect for the island of Barbados. The maximum rainfall accumulations of one to two inches are possible later today morning as - unsettled conditions linger across the nation. 

Barbados: A flash flood watch remains in effect for the island of Barbados. The maximum rainfall accumulations of one to two inches are possible later today morning as – unsettled conditions linger across the nation. 

There are chances that this watch might be updated to a warning at short notice if the conditions warrant. The residents and visitors should note that the following impacts might occur during this forecast period – 

  1. Notable runoff from higher elevations.
  2. Significant soil erosion is expected on exposed or scarred land surfaces. 
  3. Large water settlements on roads and fields are expected. 
  4. Notable adjustments to the water levels of existing water bodies (ponds etc.). 
  5. Significant delays on the traffic routes with some roads are possibly impassable.
  6. Oversized objects or debris from the higher elevations might also become embedded within fast-moving water flows. 
  7. Flooding at the foot of hillsides & coastal roads is likely to take place.

The updation on the news will be done on the story if any conditions warrant. 

Besides this, the officers of the Barbados Fire Service is still present on the ground at the Colonnade Mall, the City. The officials have verified that the flames from this morning’s fire have been now extinguished. 

According to Police Public Relations Officer Acting – Inspector Rodney Inniss cited, “There were no reports of injury, & the damage has been described as minor.” Police officials also prevail at the scene of a building situated along Broad Street at its junction with Prince William Street, Bridgetown, St Michael.

The police authorities have performed traffic management measures which also includes – the diversion of both vehicular & pedestrian traffic travelling along Prince William Henry Street and the upper Broad Street area. 

As per the ground report, 3 fire tenders and 14 personnel headed by the Acting Chief Fire Officer Henderson Patrick acknowledged the situation and extinguished a fire in an area where it initially started.