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TROPICAL STORM DORIAN HEADING FOR THE LESSER ANTILLES

TROPICAL STORM DORIAN HEADING FOR THE LESSER ANTILLES

Residents of the British Virgin Islands should continue to monitor Tropical Storm Dorian as the system progresses further west. Be prepared to take action if any watches or warnings are issued for the territory.

25th August 2019 at 5:00 AM, the centre of Tropical Storm Dorian was located near latitude 11.0 North, longitude 51.6 West. Dorian is moving toward the west near 13 mph and this motion is expected to continue today, followed by a motion toward the west-northwest on Monday and Tuesday.  On the forecast track, Dorian is expected to be near the central Lesser Antilles late Monday or early Tuesday.

Maximum sustained winds remain near 40 mph with higher gusts.  Some strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and Dorian could be near hurricane strength over the eastern Caribbean Sea.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 25 miles from the centre.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 1008 mb.

Impact on the British Virgin Islands

British Virgin Islands could begin experiencing wind gusts as early as Tuesday evening.

What to do

Keep monitoring the system as it progresses further eastward 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 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.