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September 15, 2022

Weather Alert: Tropical Storm Fiona – U.S. Embassy Bridgetown, Barbados

Location: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Guadeloupe, Saint Barthelemy, Montserrat, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Martin 


Event:  The National Hurricane Center advises Tropical Storm Fiona is headed towards the Leeward Islands.  Winds are currently 50 mph and may strengthen as the storm proceeds.   


A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Montserrat, and Saint Kitts and Nevis.  The National Hurricane Center advises tropical storm conditions are possible within the warning area within 36 hours.  


A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Guadeloupe, Saint Barthelemy, and Saint Martin.  The National Hurricane Center advised tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area, generally with 48 hours.  


Those located in the northern Leeward Islands, including the British Virgin Islands, should monitor the progress of this system.  Additional watches or warnings will likely be required for portions of these areas later today. 


The National Hurricane Center advises of a risk of wind, rainfall, and surf impacts as far west as parts of the British Virgin Islands. 


Actions to Take: 



U.S. Embassy Bridgetown Barbados 

Wildey Business Park 

St. Michael BB 14006 

Barbados, W.I. 

Emergencies: 1-246-227-4000 

Non-emergency inquiries: BridgetownACS@state.gov 

Website: https:// https://bb.usembassy.gov/ or follow on Twitter and Facebook 


Contact the State Department’s Bureau of Consular Affairs 

1-888-407-4747 toll-free from the United States and Canada 

1-202-501-4444 from other countries or follow on Twitter and Facebook 

Barbados Country Information Page 


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