Barbados gives all clear after tropical storm

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According to media reports coming out of Barbados, authorities in that country have declared that it is now safe to go outside.

Following an almost 48-hour shutdown of Barbados, the Department of Emergency Management (DEM) this morning gave the all-clear because of Tropical Storm Matthew.

There were several reports of downed trees and poles crashing into vehicles. (Photo credit: Barbados Today)
There were several reports of downed trees and poles crashing into vehicles. (Photo credit: Barbados Today)

The Barbados Nation is reporting that all businesses and Government agencies have been given the go ahead to re-open. However, Deputy Director of the DEM Captain Robert Harewood told members of the media schools would remain closed today, while the Transport Board was to resume service at 8 a.m.

Reports say the Grantley Adams International Airport will also re-open to air traffic.

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