16th June 2010 – At 2:00pm, Tropical Disturbance 10 was located about 625 miles east of the Lesser Antilles. Movement continues west-northwest to northwestward at about 15 mph. Showers and thunderstorms within this system are poorly organized and the strong westerly winds at upper levels are expected to remain unfavorable for tropical cyclone formation. There is a ten percent chance of this system becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours.
The DDM will continue to monitor the progress of Tropical Disturbance Number 10 and will provide further updates as necessary.
Residents are again reminded to begin their hurricane preparations as soon as possible. It is never too early to think about stocking up on essential non-perishable items, updating your supply of prescription medication, inspecting homes and businesses, securing personal items and important documents and knowing the locations of Emergency Shelters in your area, just in case. Do not postpone or put off these preparations; finalize the Family/Business Disaster Plan(s), verify your insurance coverage, trim trees, remove debris and make sure that nothing is blocking ghuts and other natural waterways.
Details on hurricane preparedness activities can be obtained by contacting the DDM at 468-4200