Tropical Cyclone in Barbados
Tropical Storm Tomas has resulted in wide spread roof loss, downed power lines and fallen trees across Barbados. Over 17 inches of rain was reported at the airport. Approximately, 130 homes have been damaged, mainly in the parishes of St. George and St. Lucy, though damage has also been reported in the parishes of St. Phillip, St. Andrew, St. Joseph, St. Michael and St. Michel. 80% of the electrical service to Barbados was disrupted and water supply was significantly reduced in many areas, although both services are now being restored. Brown water contamination has also been reported in some areas. The disruption to water services has left some polyclinics closed. Telephone lines are still experiencing disruption across the island but cell phones are operational.