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Social media can’t replace weather bulletins

ALEX DOWNES, [email protected]

Social media can’t replace weather bulletins

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BARBADOS WAS SPARED the brunt of Tropical Storm Bret yesterday, but the Met Office wants Barbadians to continue heeding its bulletins as two tropical waves head this way.

Yesterday evening and into the night, scattered showers caused by the outer bands of the storm blanketed the island. 07sonianurse

Acting director of the Barbados Meteorological Service, Sonia Nurse (below), said Barbadians needed to remain vigilant and get the official reports from that agency and not social media.

“That’s what we have been emphasising: that people continue to follow the information we put out on a daily basis. Monitor the weather news and keep on top of information that is being put out there by the Met Office.” (AD)

Please read the full story in today’s Daily Nation, or in the eNATION edition.