WEATHER ALERT: TROPICAL STORM FIONA UPDATE – U.S. EMBASSY BRIDGETOWN, BARBADOS
Location: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Guadeloupe, Saint Barthelemy, Montserrat, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Martin, British Virgin Islands, Dominica
Event: The National Hurricane Center advises Tropical Storm Fiona should reach the Leeward Islands late the afternoon or evening of September 16. 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, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Guadeloupe, Saint Barthelemy, Saint Martin, and the British Virgin Islands. 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 Dominica. The National Hurricane Center advised tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area, generally with 48 hours.
The National Hurricane Center advises of a risk of wind, rainfall, surf, and storm surge impacts in the Leeward Islands and northern Windward Islands.
Media reports indicate airports in the affected areas are or will be closed in the next few hours.
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)
- Ensure you have sufficient supply of prescription medications on hand.
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