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BREAKING NEWS: St. Lucia no longer under Hurricane Warning; passing Maria becomes category 4 hurricane (advisory #19)

By St. Lucia Met. Office

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(PRESS RELEASE) – A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR SAINT LUCIA.

AT 5:00 PM TODAY, THE CENTRE OF HURRICANE MARIA WAS NEAR LATITUDE 15.1 NORTH, LONGITUDE 60.7 WEST, OR 72 MILES OR 116 KM NORTH OF SAINT LUCIA. MARIA IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST NORTHWEST NEAR 9 MPH OR 15 KM/H.

ON THE FORECAST TRACK, THE CENTRE OF MARIA IS EXPECTED TO MOVE ACROSS THE NORTHERN WINDWARD ISLANDS DURING THE NEXT FEW HOURS.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 130 MPH OR 215 KM/H WITH HIGHER GUSTS. ADDITIONAL RAPID STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS. HURRICANE MARIA IS EXPECTED TO BE AN EXTREMELY DANGEROUS MAJOR HURRICANE DURING THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS.

HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 25 MILES OR 35 KM FROM THE CENTRE AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 125 MILES OR 205 KM.

OUTERBANDS OF MARIA WILL CONTINUE TO PRODUCE HEAVY SHOWERS, GUSTY WINDS AND THUNDERSTORMS OVER SAINT LUCIA THROUGH THE NIGHT.

ROUGH SEAS GENERATED BY HURRICANE MARIA WILL CONTINUE TO AFFECT SAINT LUCIA WITH WAVES AND SWELLS 13 TO 17 FEET OR 4.0 TO 5.2 METRES FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS.

SMALL CRAFT OPERATORS AND LOCAL FISHERMEN ARE STRONGLY ADVISED TO REMAIN IN PORT AND RESIDENTS ARE ALSO ADVISED TO STAY AWAY FROM THE BEACHES.

PERSONS LIVING IN AREAS PRONE TO FLOODING AND LANDSLIDES ARE ADVISED TO CONTINUE TO EXERCISE VIGILANCE.

RESIDENTS OF SAINT LUCIA AND THE REST OF THE WINDWARD AND LEEWARD ISLANDS ARE ASKED TO CLOSELY MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF THIS SYSTEM.

REPEATING THE 5:00 PM. POSITION OF HURRICANE MARIA, LATITUDE 15.1 NORTH, LONGITUDE 60.7 WEST OR 72 MILES OR 116 KM NORTH OF SAINT LUCIA.

THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED AT 8:00 PM TODAY.

AVLON CHARLERY
FORECASTER

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15 comments

  1. what day school will open

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  2. Is there school today.

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  3. I will send my kids to school. After all the place is a hurricane shelter. Safer than my home in all this lightning and thunder. If I have to work so do they. I mean .... That's the only sensible choice.

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  4. I will send my kids to school. After all the place is a hurricane shelter. Safer than my home in all this lightning and thunder. If I have to work so do they. I mean .... That's the only sensible choice.

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  5. school tomorrow

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  6. Is there school tòmorrow

    (2)(1)
  7. Is there school tomorrow or no?

    (7)(1)
  8. Does that mean schools reopen tomorrow?

    (7)(0)
  9. Thank you Lord for protecting my family

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  10. is there any school

    (6)(0)
  11. MBC has the best looking lady on TV. her voice, her smile, her patois

    (5)(5)
  12. Praise jah

    (4)(1)
  13. PRAISE JAH.

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