Location: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, the British Virgin Islands, Dominica, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Montserrat, St. Barthelemy, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Martin, St. Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Event: The National Hurricane Center advises that Tropical Storm Elsa is headed towards the Eastern Caribbean. Winds are currently 40 mph and may strengthen as the storm proceeds. Tropical storm conditions are expected beginning early Friday in portions of the Windward and southern Leeward Islands.
Tropical Storm Warnings are currently in effect for the southern Leeward Islands, including Barbados, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint Lucia, and Martinique. Tropical Storm Watches are in effect for several for the islands in the northern Lesser Antilles. The National Hurricane Center advises of a risk of wind and rainfall impacts as far north as parts of the British Virgin Islands.
Actions to Take:
Monitor the National Hurricane Center website and local news for the latest forecast.
Review local and regional emergency management organizations for information on emergency preparedness, including the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA): http://www.cdema.org/