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TS ISAAC MOVING THROUGH THE VIRGIN ISLANDS

TS ISAAC MOVING THROUGH THE VIRGIN ISLANDS

August 22, 2012769Views

11:00PM – Tropical Storm Isaac is located near 15.8N/63.0W, or 495
miles east-southeast of the Dominican Republic.  It is moving to the west
at 20 mph. Heavy squalls will continue for the Lesser Antilles throughout the
next 24 hours. New data from a recon plane indicates that Isaac remains a very
marginal tropical storm with winds of about 40 mph. Some gradual
intensification is expected during the next couple of days. However, Isaac is
no longer forecast to be a hurricane when it makes landfall on Hispañiola .
The Antigua Government has lifted the hurricane watch for the British Virgin
Islands however the Tropical Storm Warning is still in place. Residents are urged
to monitor the weather conditions as the territory may experience Squalls with
wind gusts in excess of 55 to 65mph in addition to heavy rainfall. The DDM is
currently monitoring the situation and will provide updates accordingly. Please
visit the DDM’s website at www.bviddm.com and subscribe for future updates.

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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.