GRENADA MONITORING TROPICAL STORM ISAAC

NaDMA Grenada


NATIONAL DISASTER MANAGEMENT AGENCY (NaDMA)


Media Release #1


Distributed online @ 2018-09-10 01:57


8:30pm Bulletin, St. George’s, Grenada

GRENADA MONITORING TROPICAL STORM ISAAC


The Grenada Meteorological Services at the Maurice Bishop International Airport is currently monitoring Tropical Storm Isaac.

At 5pm, the center of Tropical Storm Isaac was located near latitude 14.5 North, longitude 40.3 West.  Isaac is moving toward the west near 12 mph (19 km/h) and is expected to accelerate during the next 36 hours.

A westward motion is forecast to continue through the end of the week, with Isaac expected to move across the Lesser Antilles and into the eastern Caribbean Sea Wednesday night or Thursday.

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 70 mph (110 km/h) with higher gusts.  Additional strengthening is forecast, and Isaac is expected to become a hurricane tonight.  Weakening is anticipated to begin by the middle of the week while Isaac approaches the

Lesser Antilles.

As Met monitor the systems it is important to note that Grenada’s area of interest is 10 – 20 Degrees North and 45 – 65 degrees West.

Please note that Grenada and its dependencies are at present NOT under any Storm/Hurricane Watch or Warning

As the Agency of Disaster Management we encourage the Grenadian Public to be prepared for severe weather conditions; heavy rains that can result in flooding, strong winds and thunder showers.

Use the opportunity to clean your water ways, drains and gutters. Restrain and secure lose items around your home or workplaces.

Ensure your emergency kit is up to update and contain supply to last you and your family at least three days.

The Met Services will continue to monitor this system together with two other systems currently in the Atlantic and timely updates will be disseminated to public through the various media outlets.

NaDMA is the official source for disaster related information in Grenada and weather updates or forecast are monitored and presented by the Grenada Meteorological services.


For additional information, please contact NaDMA on 440-8390-4 / 440-0838, email: nadma@spiceisle.com or website: www.nadma.gd. NaDMA, the official source for all disaster related information in Grenada.


For More Information Contact

Oslyn Crosby

PRO – NaDMA

533-0766


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