Storm Warning still in effect for Dominica as Isaac moves closer

Position of Isaac on Wednesday morning

Weather authorities say Tropical Storm Isaac is becoming more organized. Outer bands are affecting portions of the Lesser Antilles.

According to the latest advisory from the Met Office, Dominica remains on a Tropical Storm WARNING.

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

At 5am, the center of Tropical Storm ISAAC was located near Latitude 15.5 North, Longitude 57.3 West or about 270 miles east of Dominica. ISAAC is moving toward the west near 18 mph and this general motion is expected to continue for the next couple of days. On the forecast track, the center of ISAAC is expected to pass near Dominica/Guadeloupe later today or early tonight.

Maximum sustained winds are near 45 mph with higher gusts. Some strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours and ISAAC could become a hurricane by Thursday. Sustained winds of 40 – 50 mph with higher gusts are likely to affect Dominica as the center of the system passes close to the island later today.

Rainfall totals of 4 – 8 inches are possible across the island with even higher amounts possible over mountainous areas. Some flash flooding is likely and residents in low lying areas are advised to take the necessary precautions.

Sea conditions are expected to be about 14 feet.

Residents are asked to continue to monitor the movement of Isaac closely and make all final arrangements and to stay away from areas prone to landslides and flash flooding.

Residents along the coastline should also be mindful of possible high sea swells.

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54 Comments

  1. August 22, 2012

    :oops:

    • August 22, 2012

      that how they a dont say is onther thing pm do your work. love you for that. :-P

  2. Serious Times
    August 22, 2012

    I don’t live in Dominica, but dealt with David and Allen. Stop complaining about the PM’s decision. Better safe than sorry. Blessings.

    http://www.weather.com/news/atlantic-depression-storm-nine-20120817

    • Interesting?
      August 22, 2012

      AMEN! Dominicans just don’t know when to stop.

    • trolol
      August 22, 2012

      “I don’t live in dominica.” So the decision does not affect you. smh

      • Serious Times
        August 23, 2012

        Trolol, I am Dominican and my fiancée, relatives and friends live in Dominica and if anything bad was to happen to them it would affect me also. Your statement is ridiculous at best.

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  3. August 22, 2012

    its so quiet in town, no rain, no breeze…just a grey cloudy sky…I even feeling hot.

  4. Possie pop kickin it
    August 22, 2012

    Really quiet right now. No wind at all. I doubt it will stay like that though.

    Anyway … Good luck everybody.

  5. NinjaTool
    August 22, 2012

    Danger is headed our way, yet we ‘Clearharborians’ have to report to work at Clear Harbor.

    ‘The Devil never sleeps,not even for a moment’ :twisted:

    • Suki
      August 22, 2012

      ya’ll don’t have to they said…bt u can

    • Anonymous
      August 22, 2012

      my friend told me that those at work are being told that if they leave to go home that it would be job abandonment. I am happy that i dont work for that company.

    • Anonymous
      August 22, 2012

      Well when you work for an american company and get paid according to american standards , you have to abide by american rules, you can quit anytime, you are not being held ransom

    • Anonymous
      August 22, 2012

      how ungrateful…i am sure is Clear Harbor computer you using to post your comment. all you does come in all kinda weather to fill out application forms, take tests and interviews..and is the same all u that ready to stay home and go early. cha man! all u know the nature of the job already get real. shame on you, is the same devil money that paying you every fortnight and providing you with internet service for you to post your silly comment

  6. NinjaTool
    August 22, 2012

    Danger is headed our way, but we ‘Clearharborians’ have to go work at Clear harbor despite weather conditions.

    ‘The devil never sleeps, not even for a moment’

    • Andrea
      August 22, 2012

      You are working for an American company, there is no hurricane in America so the work must go on. Your manager said that everyone is not compelled to work. They just need to keep the company up and running. You are provided transportation and food. You all are ungrateful and lack understanding for the company you work. They should let you all go at all you home. A whole day, no rain, no wind, nothing but you complaining. ungrateful.

    • judgement is for god
      August 22, 2012

      clear HARBOR should understand the PM SAYS NO WORK, THAT IS DISRESPECT TO OUR GOVERNMENT

  7. Captain Obvious
    August 22, 2012

    Wow it must be a pretty exciting day at the office for these “weather officials” their job must be the epitome of boredom…

    • Anonymous
      August 22, 2012

      how ungrateful…i am sure you used Clear Harbor’s computer in their cafe to post your comment. all you coming under all kinda weather to fill out applications, do test and interviews and yet all you first to ask to go home. cha man! we all know the nature of this business, so get real

    • Anonymous
      August 22, 2012

      y do u say that?

  8. Anonymous
    August 22, 2012

    o boi :-x

  9. Anonymous
    August 22, 2012

    :(

  10. August 22, 2012

    we must all come 2gether and hope and pray dat God guide us out of d storm. :wink:

    • dr.b
      August 22, 2012

      excuse me, but dominicans come 2gether to pray, lol. i more think that we need the hurricane, wit gods grace and guidance no one looses there if or home, we need it to reunite everyone,

    • Anonymous
      August 22, 2012

      That si it my girl i will back u up on tht :wink:

    • judgement is for god
      August 22, 2012

      HE WILL GUIDE US

  11. Anonymous
    August 22, 2012

    I pray that this Tropical Storm not only disappears but we also have a hurricane free season for the rest of it. There is already enough for us to be dealing with at this moment. Again Jah always keep his children safe no matter what. So keep praising his HIGH name “JAH”.

    • Interesting?
      August 22, 2012

      So are you implying the places that gets hit by a storm that the residents are not God’s children. I always find these remarks funny during these times. When there is no storm, we party like the devil. Every weekend is a fete par la and during these times we always remember it’s time to pray. Hmm! it’s ok to pray but God is not a God of our convenience, He is not a spare tire.

  12. Doc. Love
    August 22, 2012

    HOORAY,HOORAY, Prime Minister Skerrit voice was heard on Q95. Welcome Mr. Prime Minister,we hope to hear from you on Q95 again very soon.

    • originalstupes#1
      August 22, 2012

      IS IT POLITICS ALWAYS FOR PEOPLE LKE YOU, GROW UP, WRONG TIME.

      • God Precious
        August 22, 2012

        I agree with you totally its not a time for that, we need to be praying for our country.

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      • joey
        August 22, 2012

        I agree every bluddy thing is about politics

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      • positive
        August 22, 2012

        Hummmmm

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    • August 22, 2012

      You do not even know what you are talking about. You have a very rare hatred for the Pm Skerrit and so does not even recognize or appreciate that PM Skerrit’s voice have been heard on Q95 all along. If you doubt me then ask Matt or Lennox. They have always broadcast PM Skerrit’s voice on Q, albeit always in a negative way. In fact just before he called and immediately thereafter, the norm continued. So get real.

  13. beauty
    August 22, 2012

    God u are in control of everything, plz take control of storm Isaac. Protect Dominica and d rest of d islands from it
    and all other natural disasters

  14. Pussina
    August 22, 2012

    Lord i pray for the country.

  15. Humility
    August 22, 2012

    May the Almighty God continue to protect His creation and His children from these evil phenomenons. May He hide them and keep them beneath the shadow of His wings from the evil one who comes to “steal, kill and destroy!”
    God bless Dominica,the Caribbean and the rest of the world!!!

  16. Suki
    August 22, 2012

    weh… i thought d thing finish do it business wii… sttps… Anyway the Lord is God

  17. August 22, 2012

    I would say to the people of D’ICA listening to folks like Mr.Pascal and others in the disaster office instead of those who dont have the basic insight,so what happen if things changed tomorrow will the PM shut down the Island again advising the people to continue monitoring the weather is the best advise.
    I dont understand the people of Dominica they just dont think before speaking out Mr.Pascal reported after staying up for hours to bring us informed and all we see is that he didnt do a good job and another thing some of the questions the people are calling about should be directed to the disaster officer what folks should be doing is the be on alert and prepear themselves instead of being to ignorant with their comments.
    If they want something to talk about ask themselves why did the PM speak on only one radio station and will he shut down the Island tomorrow. Storms and Huricans are very serious matter so people stop the negative attitude.

    • Irwin Pascal
      August 22, 2012

      To all the quasi-weather morons out there who think they could do better tham my bro! Go and study meteorology and weahter forecasting then I will have a conversation with you all. Fitzroy great job as usual!! Dominicans are famous for only criticizing. Do your thing Bro!!

      • Anonymous
        August 22, 2012

        Great jod Fitzroy Pascal and the rest of the met officers!

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      • Anonymous
        August 22, 2012

        Mr. Pascal and the rest are doing a great job in information dissemination.

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    • positive
      August 22, 2012

      That’s if u graduated from school,someone maybe all typing what u told them ur monkey

    • ....
      August 22, 2012

      What you saying there nah MM?

      Irwin youself have too much time on your hands to be jumping in fray with silly people.

      • Homeboy
        August 22, 2012

        Hahaha. :-D :-D True dat

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      • Anonymous
        August 22, 2012

        IGNORANT PEOPLE TO THE MAX!WHAT ELSE DO THEY WANT!

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  18. cheryl
    August 22, 2012

    Good Morning Dominica! God bless.

  19. August 22, 2012

    Lord, you have been spearing us through the passage of these storms, I pray you continue to protect Dominica from the ravages of Tropical Storm Isaac. Help us Lord. Lets continue to pray for our blessed country.

    • genesis
      August 22, 2012

      Amen

    • Toosense
      August 22, 2012

      In Jesus name bless this country and protect it from all danger especially the ravages of these hurricanes this season and every other season.

  20. Pondera
    August 22, 2012

    It is a shame that since after the floodings of last year only communities of Mahaut, St Joseph, Massacre and Canefield are being mentioned as affected areas. Coulibistrie and more specifically the Lagoon Bay area was badly flooded. Reports were made to the village council and Government agencies of the raising of the ravine bed between the areas of Silson Laudat and Derrick Jeffry which renders the area more subseptible flooding and to date nothing has been done. The residence in the area are now facing a storm with a raised ravine bed. Only God knows what will happen today. There was enough time for the state to respond. At least Silson Laudat is a strong labourite and this should have motivated governments attention to this matter. But I suppose the constituency is a UWP stronghold, hence the neglect.

    • positive
      August 22, 2012

      Political political Jah help us

      • Anonymous
        August 22, 2012

        Yes is politics but the person is making a valid point. Other communities need to be focus on also.

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    • Anonymous
      August 22, 2012

      whatever rites all communities need to takken care of

  21. no name
    August 22, 2012

    keep safe Dominica!

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