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BARBADIANS ARE SIMPLY not taking any chances with the latest hurricane approaching the island.

Despite the eye of Hurricane Maria expected to pass about 100 miles north of the island this morning, many took to supermarkets, gas stations and other retail outlets to stock up on supplies.

Boat owners also moved their vessels to safe harbour, while a number of events scheduled for yesterday evening were postponed. Residents also reported experiencing high winds in parts of the north as well as in St Philip.

The Barbados Meteorological Service issued a hurricane watch, as well as a flood warning until 6 a.m. today. The hurricane, packing winds of 75 miles per hour, was located near 13.8° North, 57.5° West or about 140 miles east northeast of the island. A high surf and small craft warning was also in effect until noon tomorrow. (AD/RL)

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