The Barbados Meteorological Services has issued a flash-flood warning for western sections of the island.
A flash-flood warning is issued when rapid flooding due to heavy or excessive rainfall in a short period of time (generally less than 6 hours) is occurring or is imminent in the warning area.
Maximum Rainfall Accumulations of 50.0 to 100.0 mm in heavy showers are expected this morning.
Residents and visitors should note that the following impacts are imminent during this forecast period :-. Strong runoff from higher elevations. Soil erosion likely on bared or scarred land surfaces. Debris such as small rocks, mud, and tree foliage could end up on roads and property. Traffic delays are likely. Flooding at the foot of hillsides and coastal roads is possible.This alert message is valid from 8 am and will be updated at 12 noon or sooner if conditions warrant.
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Barbados and Cuba observed the annual anniversary of the 1988 Cubana tragedy. (Picture by Shanice King)