September 9th 2018, 5AM – The National Hurricane Centre (NHC) continues to issue advisories on multiple systems in the Atlantic.
The focus is on Tropical Storm Isaac as it has the potential of affecting the British Virgin Islands later next week.
Residents and visitors should continue to expedite preparations as Tropical Storm Isaac is projected to be a hurricane upon approaching the Lesser Antilles.
Now is a good time to review your hurricane and family emergency plans to ensure all your necessities are available.
According to the NHC, Tropical Storm Isaac was located near latitude 14.5 North, longitude 38.1 West. Isaac is moving toward the west near 9 mph. A westward motion with an increase in forward speed is expected during the next few days.
Maximum sustained winds remain near 50 mph with higher gusts. Strengthening is forecast during the next few days, and Isaac is expected to become a hurricane by Monday.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 60 miles from the centre. The estimated minimum central pressure is 1001 mb.
The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) will continue to monitor the systems and provide updates accordingly.
Persons at home and abroad are encouraged to download the DDM’s 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.
Image credited to the National Hurricane Centre
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.