BARBADOS ANNOUNCES CLOSURE OF SCHOOLS

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– Heavy Rains continue to batter the island.

 

The Barbados government on Monday announced the closure of private and public schools, as heavy rains associated with the passage of a tropical wave continue to affect the island. All schools, including the Community College and the Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic, as well as private schools and nurseries, have been ordered closed as a result of the rains that have caused flooding in several parts of the island, an official ministry statement stated.

So far there have been no reports of injuries or destruction caused by the flood waters. The Barbados Meteorological Services said the tropical wave which was interacting with an upper-level low and trough over the Eastern Caribbean, has been generating some pockets of moderate to heavy showers, periods of rain, thunderstorms and occasional gusty winds across the island.

In neighbouring Grenada, the citizens were being warned to be prepared for the passage of the tropical wave. The Meteorological Office said there was also a medium chance of flooding and landslide in vulnerable areas.

Extracted and modified from Caribbean 360

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