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TROPICAL DISTURBANCE 22 MOVING SLOWLY

TROPICAL DISTURBANCE 22 MOVING SLOWLY

July 19, 2010852Views


 


20th July, 2010 – Heavy rainfall and gusty winds are currently the main impacts of Tropical Disturbance 22. These conditions are expected to continue across the eastern Caribbean today and tomorrow, affecting the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, The Dominican Republic, Haiti, Cuba, The Turks and Caicos Islands and the Southeastern Bahamas during the next couple of days.


 


Heavy rainfall and gusty winds will be the main impacts of this disturbance across the eastern Caribbean today and tomorrow. Flash floods and mud slides are possible, especially over the mountainous terrain of Hispaniola and Puerto Rico.


 


Although the system does not yet have a closed circulation, satellite imagery suggests that a surface low pressure area is becoming better defined just north of the eastern tip of Hispaniola. Environmental conditions are expected to be favorable. There is a 60 percent chance of this system becoming a tropical depression or storm during the next 48 hours.


 


Locally heavy rainfall and gusty winds will likely affect the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, The Dominican Republic, Haiti, Cuba, The Turks and Caicos Islands and the Southeastern Bahamas during the next couple of days.


 


Due to this Disturbance, sea conditions have deteriorated in some areas, making it hazardous to operate small motor vessels. Mariners should exercise extreme caution on open waters as squall-like conditions within thunderstorms may occur.


 


Mariners are therefore informed that a small craft advisory is in effect.


 


Residents and visitors are reminded to EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION as driving through flooded roadways can be very dangerous.


 


Please visit the Department of Disaster Management’s website at www.bviddm.com for continuous updates.