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Torrential rains hit the Caribbean
Published on December 1, 2016 Email To Friend    Print Version

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- Torrential rains and flooding hit several Caribbean islands this week, bringing some relief to a drought in the region so severe that Suriname is considering exporting its water to hard-hit islands by towing it in giant bags made from PVC-coated fabric.

Heavy rain and flooding impacted Barbados on Tuesday as the Caribbean island celebrated its 50 years of independence, when Britain’s Prince Harry arrived just in time for the storm and the celebration.

"I've never seen rain like this ... never," he told a group of welcoming dignitaries.

Guadeloupe reported over three inches of rain on Tuesday – about a third of the island's November average – and St Lucia reported almost four inches, which is more than half of its monthly average.

Schools in Saint Lucia were closed on Tuesday but reopened on Wednesday although some showers and cloudy weather were expected to continue.

In St Vincent and the Grenadines, a number of homes were destroyed by the storms.

The National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO) ordered schools to remain closed on Wednesday, and urged residents to take appropriate precautions.

More torrential downpours were expected in some areas on Wednesday, creating a high risk of landslides of the saturated ground.
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