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HURRICANE JERRY RAIN BANDS APPROACHING

HURRICANE JERRY RAIN BANDS APPROACHING

September 20, 2019558Views

At 2:00 pm, the centre of Hurricane Jerry was located near latitude 19.2 North, longitude 61.2 West. Jerry is moving toward the west-northwest near 17 mph. On the forecast track, the center of Jerry will move north of the British Virgin Islands on Saturday.

Data from the Air Force Reserve and NOAA Hurricane Hunter aircraft indicate that the maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 80 mph with higher gusts. Further weakening is forecast during the next day or so, with some re-strengthening possible early next week.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 15 miles from the centre and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 80 miles.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 990 mb.

Impact on the British Virgin Islands

Rainfall amounts of 4 – 6 inches are possible for Anegada with the possibility of 1 – 3 inches for the rest of the territory

High Surf Warning in effect

Gusty winds possible in outer rain bands, which may be present for the next several days as Jerry moves away

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.

The next forecast update will be at 5 pm unless special bulletins are issued before that time.

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.