Acting Deputy Director of the Department of Emergency Management (DEM), Captain Robert Harewood is urging Barbadians who send out false information via social media to desist from the practice.
He made the comments after the circulation of several voice notes alleging the shutdown of the Barbados Water Authority’s pumping stations.
Such persons, he said, should be “more mindful of the consequences of these irresponsible actions”.
He also advised the public to check credible sources wherever possible, such as the social media sites of the respective agencies or that of the Barbados Government Information Service, especially during times of national emergencies, before sharing such information on social media.
Captain Harewood also urged Barbadians to continue exercising caution, noting that the island remains under a flood warning until 6.00 a.m. tomorrow, and a high surf and small craft warning until noon.
With the discontinuation of the tropical storm watch, he said that a team from the DEM would remain in place until the flood warning was discontinued.