U.S. Embassy Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Tropical Storm Gonzalo (Update #1)

U.S. Embassy Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean

Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Tropical Storm Gonzalo (Update #1)

July 23, 2020

This is an update to our previous message regarding Tropical Storm Gonzalo.

Hurricane Warnings are now in effect for Barbados and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

At 200 PM AST today, the center of Tropical Storm Gonzalo was located near latitude 9.7 North, longitude 48.8 West. Gonzalo is moving toward the west near 14 mph (22 km/h). A westward to west-northwestward motion with an increase in forward speed is expected through the weekend. On the forecast track, the center of Gonzalo will approach the southern Windward Islands Friday night and move across the islands Saturday and Saturday evening.  Satellite-derived wind data indicate that maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 60 MPH (95 km/h) with higher gusts.  Some re-strengthening is possible during the next couple of days, and there is still a chance that Gonzalo could become a hurricane.

For more up to date information on the storm’s path, please go to the National Hurricane Center at www.nhc.noaa.gov.

Please continue to monitor local media and follow the instructions of local authorities.

Assistance:

  • U.S. Embassy Bridgetown, Barbados

Phone number: +1 246-227-4000

Email address:  BridgetownACS@state.gov

Embassy website:  https://bb.usembassy.gov

  • State Department – Consular Affairs phone number:

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444