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PUBLIC ADVISORY 7 - DORIAN MOVING THROUGH THE WINDWARDS ISLANDS WITH TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS

PUBLIC ADVISORY #7

Tuesday 27th August, 2019                                                                                                                                             9:30 A.M.

DORIAN MOVING THROUGH THE WINDWARDS ISLANDS

WITH TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS

 

The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service (TTMS) has advised via an official statement on Tuesday 27th August, 2019 at 6:00 a.m. that Tropical Storm Dorian is moving through the Windwards Islands with Tropical Storm Force Winds.

The TTMS indicated that the National Hurricane Centre, Miami, continues to issue advisories on Tropical Storm Dorian, currently located near 13.5N, 60.7W or about 45 km southeast of St. Lucia. Dorian is moving west-northwest at 20 km/h.

The TTMS advised that the centre of Dorian is expected to move across the Windward Islands and into the eastern Caribbean Sea during the next several hours. Slow strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours. 

The following summary of watches and warning issued by the TTMS and is in effect as of 5:00 a.m. today:

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for...

  • Puerto Rico
  • Dominican Republic from Isla Saona to Samana

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for…

  • Martinique
  • St Lucia
  • St Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Puerto Rico

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for…

  • Dominica
  • Grenada and its dependencies
  • Saba and St. Eustatius
  • Dominican Republic from Isla Saona to Punta Palenque
  • Dominican Republic from Samana to Puerto Plata

THIS SYSTEM POSES NO DIRECT THREAT TO TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO..  

The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management (ODPM) would like to caution all members of the public who may be travelling for business or pleasure to the Windwards and Leewards islands to take notice of the watches and warnings in effect.

Citizens should continue to monitor the website and social media profiles of the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service and the ODPM for weather forecasts, alerts, warnings and cancellations. Visit http://www.metoffice.gov.tt or www.odpm.gov.tt.           

WE WISH TO UNDERSCORE THAT TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO IS NOT CURRENTLY UNDER ANY TROPICAL STORM OR HURRICANE THREAT, WATCH OR WARNING.

To download the full version of the public advisory please click here 

ENDS

Issued by:

Public Information, Education and Community Outreach Unit

Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management

A Division of the Ministry of National Security

For further information:

publicinfo.odpm@gmail.com

ODPM’s Customer Call Centre 511/ TEMA’s Hotline 211

 

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