Prevention of Floods Act. | Land Portal

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This Act makes provision for measures for the prevention of floods in Barbados. The Minister may by Order declare any area to be a flood area. The Chief Technical Officer may from time to time prepare plans for the approval of the Minister for the execution of flood works in any flood area, having regard to the coastal zone management plan referred to under the Coastal Zone Management Act. When the plans have been approved, written notice thereof shall be given to any person whose land, premises, plants, trees or growing crops may be affected by such flood works. The Act further specifies powers of the Chief Technical Officer to carry out flood works or to order the carrying out of works. Land may be compulsorily acquired in accordance with the Land Acquisition Act.

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