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October 19, 2023

Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy, Barbados (Release Date: October 19, 2023)  

Location:  Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean


Event:  According to reports from the National Hurricane Center (NHC), Tropical Storm conditions are expected across portions of the Lesser Antilles beginning on Friday, October 20, 2023, where tropical storm watches are currently in effect for Anguilla, Antigua, Barbados, Barbuda, Dominica, Martinique, Montserrat, St. Martin, and St. Kitts and Nevis. A tropical storm warning and hurricane watch is in effect for Guadeloupe. Additional watches and warnings will likely be required later today.

Heavy rains from Tropical Storm Tammy will begin to affect the northern Windward and Leeward Islands on October 20, spreading into the British and U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico over the weekend. This rainfall may produce isolated flash and urban flooding, along with isolated mudslides in areas of higher terrain.


Action to Take:


  • Monitor local media and the National Hurricane Center website (www.nhc.noaa.gov) for updates and the latest forecast.
  • Have travel documents up to date and easily accessible.
  • Review local and regional emergency management organizations for information on emergency preparedness, including the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA).
  • Seek secure shelter if weather conditions deteriorate.




U.S. Embassy Bridgetown Barbados

Wildey Business Park

St. Michael BB 14006

Barbados, W.I.

Emergencies: 1-246-227-4000

Non-emergency inquiries: BridgetownACS@state.gov

Website: https:// https://bb.usembassy.gov/ or follow on Twitter and Facebook


Contact the State Department’s Bureau of Consular Affairs

1-888-407-4747 toll-free from the United States and Canada

1-202-501-4444 from other countries or follow on Twitter and Facebook

Barbados Country Information Page


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