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Heather-Lynn Evanson


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DOWNED TREES, gallons of water rushing along gully floors and massive mop-up efforts in at least two households told the tale that at least 24 hours of rain had been dumped on the island.

And the Barbados Meteorological Services is warning Barbadians to expect more today – for as soon as an interacting trough system and the inter-tropical convergence zone move on, a band of rain clouds will move in.

From early yesterday morning, the Ministry of Education closed all Government and private schools, including the Barbados Community College and the Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic. Classes at the Barbados Vocational Training Board were also suspended as well.

Acting Deputy Director of the Barbados Meteorological Services Sonia Nurse told the Saturday Sun that the rains on Thursday night and all day yesterday were due to the interaction of the two weather systems.

Please read the full story in today’s Saturday Sun, or in the eNATION edition.