Flood Watch In Effect For Barbados

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Top Stories

A flood watch has been issued for Barbados and will remain in effect until noon, tomorrow, Saturday, August 18. The flood watch was issued by the Barbados Meteorological Service today, Friday, August 17, at noon. Residents in flood-prone areas are therefore urged to take all necessary precautions. Acting Director of the Meteorological Office, Sonia Nurse, explained that a flood watch …

High Wind & Small Craft Warning For Barbados

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Top Stories

Members of the public are asked to note that a high wind warning is currently in effect for Barbados until 6:00 p.m. on Monday, June 25. The Barbados Meteorological Service issued an advisory at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 22, warning that a strengthening Atlantic high pressure system was expected to generate strong surface to low level winds across Barbados …

Media Key To Preparedness Efforts

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Top Stories

Media persons play a significant role in disseminating messages of preparedness for the hurricane season or other disasters. And, their efforts to deliver timely information and tell the stories of countries and citizens impacted by the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season were lauded recently during the opening of a Public Information and Education Standing Committee (PIESC) meeting at the Department of …

Severe Weather Statement For Barbados

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Top Stories

A severe weather statement has been issued for Barbados, as the Barbados Meteorological Services (MET Office) continues to monitor the progress of two tropical waves to the south-east of the island. The statement, which was issued today, Monday, July 17, at noon, indicated that the wave closest to the island had an area of low pressure located about 700 miles …

Barbados Under Flood Watch

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Top Stories

A flood watch is now in effect for Barbados. The flood watch was issued by the Barbados Meteorological Service today at 12:30 p.m., and is expected to remain in effect until 6:00 p.m. Acting Director of the MET Office, Sonia Nurse, explained that a band of showers propagating northwest-wards from Potential Tropical Storm No. 2 will bring some moderate to …

Only MET Office To Issue Warnings

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Ministry News

The decision on whether or not to issue a tsunami warning for Barbados rests solely with the Barbados Meteorological Service (MET Office). This point was underscored by Senior Meteorologist of the Barbados MET Office, Clairmont Williams, during a recent press conference at the Department of Emergency Management to launch Earthquake and Tsunami Smart Month 2017. “As the warning focal point …

Barbados To Receive ‘Payout Memento’

Sharon Austin Ministry News

Government received another payment last month, under the tropical cyclone and excess rainfall insurance policy following the passage of Tropical Storm Matthew in late September. And, Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs, Christopher Sinckler, will receive a “special payout memento” from CCRIF SPC (formerly the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility) officials, this Thursday, November 24, during a brief ceremony and …

Storm Warning Discontinued

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Top Stories

The tropical storm warning for Barbados was discontinued at 10:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 28, as Tropical Storm Matthew continues to move away from Barbados. During a 7:00 p.m. press briefing, Director of the Department of Emergency Management (DEM), Kerry Hinds, advised that no all clear will be issued tonight. In addition, she said the Ministry of Education had advised …

Don’t Be Complacent This Hurricane Season

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Ministry News

(Stock Photo) The 2016 Atlantic Hurricane season has opened with renewed calls for Barbadians to be prepared and not be complacent. The reminder that “it only takes one major event making landfall to significantly impact the island” was again emphasised by Acting Deputy Director of the Department of Emergency Management, Captain Robert Harewood. Speaking during the Department’s annual press conference …