BREAKING NEWS: Hurricane Watch issued for Dominica

A Hurricane Watch has been issued for Dominica as Tropical Storm Isaac approaches the island.

A Hurricane Watch means that hurricane conditions are possible within the watch area in this case within 48 hours.

Martinique and Guadeloupe are also under Hurricane Watch.

Interests elsewhere in Dominica should monitor the progress of Isaac.

At 11:00 am the center of Tropical Storm Isaac was located near latitude 14.6 North, longitude 49.7 West.

Isaac is moving toward the west near 16 mph (26 km/h) and this motion is expected to continue for the next few days.

On the forecast track, Isaac is anticipated to move near or over the central Lesser Antilles on Thursday and move into the eastern Caribbean Sea Thursday night.

Maximum sustained winds remain near 70 mph (110 km/h) with higher gusts.

Isaac is expected to be near hurricane strength when it moves through the central Lesser Antilles, with some weakening forecast afterward on Friday.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 105 miles (165 km) from the center. ).

Isaac is expected to produce total rainfall accumulations of 4 to 6 inches with isolated higher amounts in elevated areas across Dominica

STORM SURGE: A storm surge of 2 to 4 feet above normal tide levels is possible near and to the north of where the center moves through the Lesser Antilles.

Near the coast, the surge will be accompanied by large and destructive waves.

WIND: Hurricane conditions are possible within the hurricane watch area by Thursday morning, with tropical storm conditions possible early Thursday in both the hurricane and tropical storm watch areas.

SURF: Swells generated by Isaac will begin to affect portions of the Lesser Antilles on Wednesday afternoon. These swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.

Next intermediate advisory at 200 PM.

Next complete advisory at 500 PM.

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13 Comments

  1. Bring back the kidnapped parrots from Germany.
    September 11, 2018

    How was the Prime Minister able to get on the internet in the middle of Hurricane Maria when the infrastructure was destroyed, he said he was on Dominica, maybe he was in house in Florida getting on Facebook. Amazing! No one else had internet except the PM during a hurricane, maybe magic.

    • FED UP!!!
      September 11, 2018

      What in Jesus’ name that have to do with anything????

    • Mmmmmmm
      September 12, 2018

      Alas… I don’t support labour. But away that one is a stretch oui. I can’t make the connection

  2. FLAT EARTH
    September 11, 2018

    Dora they are not natural. they are geo engineered by the weather makers. Right now humanity cant tell whats real and whats fake because they have been blinded. 100 percent. Dead asleep.

  3. Shaka Zulu
    September 11, 2018

    I think this one is going to be huge flooding and landslide risk more than ever. Watch out for roseau river and people in river channels and landslide hazard areas should move out.

  4. Prayerfully watching
    September 11, 2018

    It is sad that when these hurricanes come our way is innocent people that does suffer.This is the most foolish and ignorant comment I’ve read,in a time when we are placed under a hurricane watch

  5. Y U Running 4?
    September 11, 2018

    A hurricane watch is a national security issue. Apart from Maria where Skerrit was able to run back home a day before the storm, for all other storms the man somehow is always out, as if he had to be on the plane that flies into the storm to monitor its progress or, maybe he has to go and pay his dues to his gods so he could stay in power. The man is just concerned about staying in power and to hell with the country and its interests

    • DA Fails
      September 11, 2018

      He just going and meet his people… A lot of laborats move out and DA I’m sure you know :lol: :lol:

    • September 12, 2018

      Omg…..idiots…the man is in DA….stop with you guys verbal diarrhea.

  6. Magnus Atralis
    September 11, 2018

    For those who are praying continue to do so, that we escape the worst possible condition.

    • Thy will Be Done
      September 11, 2018

      pray for what? Do you pray that Dominica get’s delivered from hurricane Skerrit that keeps destroying us? At least when we get hit by storms the country getting millions upon millions of dollars, whereas when we get hit by hurricane Skerrit foreign investors like Ross University don’t mind paying USD $ 30 million, just to run away.

      • dora
        September 11, 2018

        Idiot…is skerrit that bringing natural disaster?

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      • IRep#767
        September 11, 2018

        guys how stupid and ignorant can this person get? I’m tired of negative, toxic, irrelevant and bad minded people who keep placing the blame on the Pm for the departure of Ross. Blame it on the people who actively and directly contribute to climate change not the PM.

        Dominica is very vulnerable and highly prone to hurricanes year after year due to its geographical location. Additionally with climate change things are only getting worse.

        Now tell me. Which business or faculty in their right mind would want to stay in a place like that?

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