TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR ST KITTS NEVIS
(Updates – 11:00 a.m – 27 Aug)
A Tropical Storm Warning is issued for St. Kitts Nevis and other Leeward Islands. A flash flood watch may be posted later.
Kindly find below the summary of 11:00 a.m (27 August, 2015) weather Forecast, and also the awareness tips in preparation before, during and after a hurricane.
TROPICAL STORM ERIKA ADVISORY NUMBER 11 NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL052015 1100 AM AST THU AUG 27 2015
ERIKA REMAINS POORLY ORGANIZED
SUMMARY OF 1100 AM AST…1500 UTC…INFORMATION
ABOUT 125 MI…205 KM W OF GUADELOUPE
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…50 MPH…85 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…W OR 270 DEGREES AT 16 MPH…26 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…1006 MB…29.71 INCHES
WATCHES AND WARNINGS
CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:
The government of the Dominican Republic has extended the Tropical Storm Watch westward along the north coast of the Dominican Republic to the border of Haiti.
SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for…
* Saba and St. Eustatius
* St. Maarten
* St. Martin
* St. Barthelemy
* Antigua and Barbuda
* St. Kitts and Nevis
* Puerto Rico
* U.S. Virgin Islands
* British Virgin Islands
A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for…
* North coast of the Dominican Republic from Cabo Engano to the
border of Haiti
* Southeastern Bahamas
* Turks and Caicos Islands
A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area, generally within 48 hours.
Interests elsewhere in the Dominican Republic should monitor the progress of Erika.
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DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
At 1100 AM AST (1500 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Erika was located near latitude 16.4 North, longitude 63.3 West. Erika is
moving toward the west near 16 mph (26 km/h). A turn toward the west-northwest is forecast later today, and this general motion
should continue for the next 48 hours. On the forecast track, the center of Erika will move near the Virgin Islands later today, move near or north of Puerto Rico tonight, and pass north of the north coast of the Dominican Republic on Friday.
Maximum sustained winds are near 50 mph (85 km/h) with higher gusts. Little change in strength is forecast during the next 48 hours.
Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 105 miles (165 km) from the center.
The estimated minimum central pressure is 1006 mb (29.71 inches).
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
WIND: Tropical storm conditions are expected to continue over portions of the warning area in the Leeward Islands through early this afternoon, and reach the Virgin Islands later today and Puerto Rico tonight. Tropical storm conditions are possible in the watch area in the Leeward Islands through early this afternoon. Tropical storm conditions could reach portions of the watch area in the Dominican Republic on Friday and the southeastern Bahamas, and Turks and the Caicos Islands late Friday and Friday night.
RAINFALL: Erika is expected to produce total rainfall accumulations of 4 to 8 inches with maximum amounts of 12 inches possible across
portions of the Leeward Islands, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, the Turks and Caicos Islands, and the southeast Bahamas through Saturday. Dominica reported nearly 9 inches of rainfall overnight, with significant flooding occurring on the island.
Next intermediate advisory at 200 PM AST.
Next complete advisory at 500 PM AST.
Kindly click the link below for the list of 2015 Nevis Emergency Shelters and Shelter Managers.
NEVIS – 2015 EMERGENCY SHELTERS AND SHELTER MANAGERS
Hurricanes can be dangerous, listening to the hurricane warning messages and planning ahead can reduce the chances of injury or major property damage.
BEFORE A HURRICANE
Know your Emergency Shelters
Have a Hurricane Survival Kit
Trim back branches from trees
Check into your Home and Auto Insurance
Make arrangements for pets and livestock
Develop an emergency communication plan
DURING A HURRICANE WATCH
Listen to the radio or television for hurricane progress reports.
Check emergency supplies.
Get cash (in case ATMs stop working after the hurricane)
Bring in outdoor objects such as lawn furniture, toys, and garden tools and anchor objects that cannot be brought inside.
Secure buildings by closing and boarding up windows.
Remove outside antennas and satellite dishes.
Turn refrigerator and freezer to coldest settings. Open only when absolutely necessary and close quickly.
Store drinking water in clean jugs, bottles, and cooking utensils.
Bring pets safely inside with adequate food and water.
Charge cell phone
Check your Hurricane Survival Kit to ensure it contains all that you will need.
DURING A HURRICANE WARNING
Listen constantly to a radio or television for official instructions.
Store valuables and personal papers in a waterproof container on the highest level of your home.
Stay inside, away from windows, skylights, and glass doors.
Keep a supply of flashlights and extra batteries handy. Avoid open flames, such as candles and kerosene lamps, as a source of light.
If power is lost, turn off major appliances to reduce power “surge” when electricity is restored.
Put your refrigerator on the coldest setting and keep its doors closed. Turn off utilities if instructed to do so.
Keep phone lines clear except for serious emergencies
If you need to evacuate your home, lock up home and go to the nearest shelter.
Take blankets and sleeping bags to shelter.
AFTER A HURRICANE
Make sure that you listen for official information to ensure that the all-clear announcement has been given. Do not leave your home until you hear the all-clear announcement.
Do not go outside bare-footed or in slippers
Keep phone lines free for important calls
Get medical attention for persons injured
Help your family, neighbours and community
Assist in search and rescue, and community response efforts.
Clear roads and clean up debris from surrounding areas.
Begin temporary repairs
Report damage to utilities
Watch out for secondary hazards, fire, flooding, etc
Do a damage assessment and co-operate with Assessors.
Visitors should inform the relevant authorities of their location as soon as possible