Call for vigilance as tropical depression approaches

Position and possible path of the tropical depression
Position and possible path of the tropical depression

 

The general public is being called to be vigilant as a tropical depression approaches the Lesser Antilles.

The system is expected to affect Dominica on Thursday, according to the Met Office.

“The tropical system is likely to maintain depression status through Thursday and there is the possibility that the island may experience significant rainfall as the weather is expected to deteriorate during early Thursday morning and is expected to impact the island for the rest of the day,” the Met Office said.

In anticipation of the passage of the weather system officials are calling on the general public to take all necessary proactive action to reduce the adverse impacts of the system.

The public and more specifically people living in flood, landslide and rock fall prone areas are to be very vigilant and to exercise extreme caution, according to the Met Office.

Motorists and other users of the roads are required to be cautious and to be on the alert for falling and fallen rocks, mudslides, landslides and broken trees and branches. Farmers are asked to guard against tethering animals along water ways such as rivers, ravines including dry water ways.

Fisher folk are to monitor the advisories on sea conditions and to be in a state of readiness to take the necessary action to safe guard their boats and fishing gear if the need arises.

For further information on the weather please log in to www.weather.gov.dm and or www.odm.gov.dm and for current weather information call the weather hotline at 4475555.

At 5:00 am, the center of tropical depression number 2 was located near latitude 13.9N, longitude 53.2W or about 550 miles east of the Lesser Antilles.

The depression is moving towards the west-northwest near 20mph.

Maximum sustained winds are near 35mph with higher gusts. Little change in strength is expected today, but the depression is expected to weaken on Thursday.

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11 Comments

  1. July 23, 2014

    http://www.weather.gov.dm depression degenerates into a tropical wave.. update as of 11am 23-7-14

  2. Anonymous
    July 23, 2014

    now a tropical wave i see, so praise God.

  3. derp
    July 23, 2014

    the tropical thing dead stupes, a day will come though when your joy will turn into ashes in your mouth

  4. caryl
    July 23, 2014

    LORD PLEASE GUIDE US.

  5. Anonymous
    July 23, 2014

    I hope we remember that the sever flooding we had a short while back was caused by a Low.

    So for those thinking it’s just a Depression or a Low by the time it reaches us need to be reminded

  6. July 23, 2014

    y’all never said anything about aircrafts. will people still be able to travel through the depression???

    • megso
      July 23, 2014

      No need to worry. It has fizzled out into a wave.

    • Peaceful
      July 23, 2014

      well obviously, you cannot travel through a tropical depression

      • July 24, 2014

        who said that?? get ur facts before coming and chat. well obviously ur not the weatherman so hush

    • Anonymous
      July 23, 2014

      the weather man have to say that too?

      M17 was destroyed during a normal weather, much less for during a TD!

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