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HURRICANE DANNY UPGRADED TO CATEGORY 2 HURRICANE

HURRICANE DANNY UPGRADED TO CATEGORY 2 HURRICANE

August 21, 2015771Views

Hurricane Danny has been upgraded to a Category Two
Hurricane. The system strengthened significantly overnight and continues to
strengthen.  Further intensification is
expected before Danny encounters a less conducive environment and begins to
show signs of weakening during the next 48 hours.

At 11:00 a.m., the centre of Hurricane Danny was located
near latitude 14 degrees north, longitude 48.2 degrees west or about 1146 miles
south east of the British Virgin Islands. Danny is moving toward the
west-northwest near 10 miles per hour (mph). A turn toward the west is expected
on Saturday

Maximum sustained winds remain near105 mph with higher
gusts.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 976 mb.

Danny remains a compact hurricane.  Hurricane force winds extend outward up to 15
miles while tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 70 miles from the
centre.

A National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Hurricane Hunter aircraft is scheduled to investigate Danny late this
afternoon.

Expected Impacts on Land

Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico: Power outages are likely due
to increased winds possibly by late Monday or early Tuesday. Flooding and
landslides are also possible.

Residents of the British Virgin Islands are advised to
monitor the system as it progresses and keep abreast of updates issued by the
Department of Disaster Management.

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