Water Flow Disruptions Cause Flooding

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Flooding from recent heavy rains across Barbados has resulted in some serious challenges across the island, mainly because the natural outfall locations for the free flow of water were cut off. And, Minister of the Environment and Drainage, Dr. Denis Lowe, has fingered “ill-advised” construction and the removal of trees from key areas as the main culprits. “I think sometimes …

AG Promises Relief To St. Peter Flood Victims

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Attorney General and Minister of Home Affairs, Adriel Brathwaite, has pledged to find a solution to flooding in Round-the-Town and Gill’s Terrace, St. Peter. These two districts were hard hit by flooding following the passage of Tropical Storm Harvey last Friday. Mr. Brathwaite, accompanied by Minister of Housing Lands and Rural Development, Dennis Kellman; Director of Emergency Management, Kerry Hinds; …

Storm Warning Discontinued

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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 …