Source: St. Kitts Tourism Authority
Basseterre, St. Kitts (July 29, 2020) – St. Kitts and Nevis are pleased to report that both islands did not sustain any injuries to persons or loss of life as a result of the passage of Potential Tropical Cyclone #9 approximately 123 miles to its south-southwest earlier today.
The disturbance herein referred to as Potential Tropical Cyclone #9 has not been upgraded to Tropical Cyclone or Tropical Storm Isaias status as of 8:00 p.m. EDT today.
As a safety precaution, all non-essential businesses closed today but will reopen tomorrow. This includes banks, supermarkets, pharmacies and other businesses. As of 5pm today, all tropical storm watches and warnings for the Federation have been discontinued. A small craft warning remains in effect due to rough sea conditions.
Due to high winds with maximum sustained gusts up to 46 mph, in some locations there are tree branches, debris and, in some locations, electric services were disrupted. Power in all but three of those areas has now been restored. Power restorations in those three remaining areas are expected to be completed by tonight. There were no disruptions to water services or phone/cable/internet/wi-fi services by providers FLOW or Digicel. Services by The Cable cable/internet/wi-fi provider that were not disrupted by loss of electrical power are up and running.
As of 9:00 p.m. this evening, the National Emergency Management Operations set-up will stand down.
St. Kitts’ Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport (SKB), Port Zante, and marinas have been closed to international commercial traffic since the closure of the Federation’s borders on March 25, 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.