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Tropical Storm Irma, the ninth (9th) named storm of the 2017 Tropical Atlantic Hurricane Season has formed in the Central Atlantic Ocean.
According to the Saint Lucia Meteorological Office, as at 6:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 31st, 2017, the centre of Tropical Storm Irma was located near latitude 16.5 degrees north, longitude 32.9 degrees west or about 1860 miles or 2990 kilometers east of the Lesser Antilles.
Irma is moving toward the west near 12 mph or 19 km/h and a turn to the west northwest is expected over the next 24 to 48 hours. Maximum sustained winds are near 70 mph or 110 km/h and some strengthening is forecast during the next 24 hours.
Tropical Storm Irma poses no immediate threat to land. The public is advised to monitor the progress of this storm via updates from official sources.
Update family preparedness plans and undertake required activities in accordance with that plan.
The National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) and the St. Lucia Met Office will continue to monitor the progress of this storm as it moves west across the Tropical Atlantic and provide updates as necessary.
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