Tropical Storm Isaac forms east of Dominica

Tropical Depression Nine has become Tropical Storm Isaac and is located east of Dominica.

A Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for the island.

A Tropical Storm Warning means that Tropical Storm conditions are EXPECTED somewhere within the Warning area, in this case within 24 hours.

At 5 pm, the center of Tropical Storm Isaac was located near Latitude 15.4 North, Longitude 53.9 West or about 495 miles east of Dominica.

Isaac is moving toward the west near 17 mph and this general motion is expected to continue for the next couple of days.

On the forecast track, the center of ISAAC should move through the central Lesser Antilles Wednesday evening and emerge over the Eastern Caribbean Sea by Thursday morning.

Reports from an Air Force Hurricane Hunter Aircraft indicate that maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph with higher gusts. Additional strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours.

The expected conditions are winds up to Tropical Storm force by Wednesday afternoon in Dominica with rainfall amounts of 4 – 8 inches and rough seas.

Residents are asked to monitor the movement of Isaac closely and make all final arrangements. We

Authorities continue to warn against being close to areas prone to landslides and flash flooding. Residents along the coastline should also be mindful of possible high sea swells.

Fishermen and small craft should not venture out tomorrow morning as the conditions will have significantly deteriorated.

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11 Comments

  1. August 22, 2012

    8) all is well man faith

  2. August 22, 2012

    boy it raining like sun wii…………..

  3. Justice and Truth
    August 21, 2012

    Isaac, in Jesus Name, cool it and cool down! I thought I would add this. :lol: Hope all goes well for all of you in DA. My heart and mind in prayers will be with you that you may be spared. God bless and protect everyone.

  4. Anonymous
    August 21, 2012

    This is not a hurricane but it is huge storm and will bring a great deal of rain. Please anyone living near the river, near a hill that could slide or anywhere that could cause them to be flooded move away go and stay with friends or family. Isaac is at the moment is predicted to hit Dominica in the early evening Wednesday. Please stay safe everyone!!

    • Justice and Truth
      August 22, 2012

      @ Anonymous

      You never know it may turn into a hurricane. You know this usually happens and could easily happen. Nevertheless, we hope not.

  5. goldie
    August 21, 2012

    God help my people in Dominica. Please protect my country from these terrible storms. People , please be prayerful, and vigilant.

  6. "O" STRESS!
    August 21, 2012

    Please Dominican heed to the advisory, and warnings, do not take things for granted. Be prepared for the worst but pray for the best. God is in control and prayers will be answered no activities on the water should be conducted our fishermen should take note. Even our drug dealers should take note or die trying to smuggle drugs into Dominica. Dominicans PRAY, PRAY, PRAY. We all are praying for each other.

  7. Yes Fada!
    August 21, 2012

    May God be with us, as always

  8. paparazzie
    August 21, 2012

    Hey y’all this is serious. residents in the north north east should take all precautionary measures now to protect property and save lives… Make sure you review your disaster management plan on what you should do before, during and after the passage of the storm. Make you you have your disaster mangment kit at hand, make sure you have ample supplies, especially dried and canned food, drinkinig water, battery flash lights and fm transister radios, secure all electronics in waterproof containers, stay indoors, loose pets and live stocks, dryclothing and over the counter as well as prescription medicinies as required… and dont forget to pray… and after the passage of the storm, the clean up :wink:

  9. alert one
    August 21, 2012

    ISACC :( :cry:

  10. Anonymous
    August 21, 2012

    DNO ON THE ROLL!GOOD JOB!

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