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A meeting was held Tuesday between officials from the National Emergency Management Advisory Committee (NEMAC) and acting Prime Minister Lenard Montoute to discuss preparations for the impending storm.
Montoute said based on those discussions and the next weather update to be produced at 6.p.m. today, it will determine whether schools and businesses will be advised to close on Wednesday.
“I am being told that the last assessment this morning shows that we are still in the path,” he said.
Saint Lucia would be affected within the next 48 hours, beginning in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
Strong gusty winds, heavy rainfall and rough seas are expected to affect the Eastern Caribbean region especially the Windward Islands during the passage of this system.
The National Hurricane Centre in the United States has predicted that there is a 90 percent chance of the system developing into a cyclone and affecting several Windward islands.
Residents and interests in the region have been advised to closely monitor the progress of this system.
The Saint Lucia Met Services will be issuing updates via its regular weather bulletins, press releases and social media during the approach and passage of this tropical cyclone.
The National Emergency Management Office has also issued a statement Tuesday urging residents to be vigilant and put all the mechanisms in place in preparation for the storm.