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HURRICANE JERRY GETS STRONGER

HURRICANE JERRY GETS STRONGER

September 19, 2019771Views

At 500 PM, the eye of Hurricane Jerry was located near latitude 17.5 North, longitude 55.8 West. Jerry is moving toward the west-northwest near 17 mph.  A west-northwest to northwest motion at a decreasing forward speed is expected over the next few days. On the forecast track, the center of Jerry will move north of the British Virgin Islands Friday into Saturday.

Satellite and Air Force Hurricane Hunter data indicate that maximum sustained winds have increased to near 90 mph with higher gusts. Jerry could strengthen during the next day or so.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 25 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 80 miles.

Impact on the British Virgin Islands

  • Rough seas conditions as high as 8 – 12 feet
  • Gusty winds possible to tropical storm
  • Rainfall 1 – 2 inches

What to do

Keep monitoring the system as it progresses further westward for any change in its path and intensity.

Review your family plans and check for items you may need, check your homes, shutters, drainage paths or specific areas. This is will avoid you trying to do and remember certain activities at last minute.

Persons can also download the Alert app in the Apple App store or Google Play store to receive updates of any hazards affecting the Territory.

You can also visit the DDM’s webpage at www.bviddm.com and subscribe for updates or like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/bvi.ddm.

Disclaimer: The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) is not an official Meteorological Office. The Information disseminated by the Department is gathered from a number of professional sources used or contracted by the DDM to provide such information. This information is to be used as a guide by anyone who has interest in local weather conditions. By no means can the DDM or the BVI Government be held accountable by anyone who uses this information appropriately for legal evidence or in justification of any decision which may result in the loss of finances, property or life.