MONTSERRAT DISASTER MANAGEMENT COORDINATION AGENCY – DMCA

PREVENTION MITIGATION PREPAREDNESS RESPONSE AND RECOVERY

WEDNESDAY’S LOCAL MARINE WEATHER FORECAST FOR CAPTAINS, SAILORS, FISHERS, BOATERS & ADVENTURERS

by Shirlian Queeley

AS THE PEAK PERIOD OF THE HURRICANE SEASON APPROACHES; RESIDENTS, VISITORS AND BUSINESS OWNERS ARE ASKED TO ASSESS THEIR RISK NOW, ADJUST THEIR EMERGENCY PLANS AND SUPPLIES TO FACTOR IN THE IMPACT OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND BE PREPARED.

2020 MONTSERRAT HURRICANE GUIDE ONLINE VIDEO FORMAT

by Shirlian Queeley

The Disaster Management Coordination Agency (DMCA ) 2020 Hurricane Preparedness Guide online video format aims to provide important information and tools to residents and visitors to help them prepare for tropical storms and hurricanes. It includes tips, checklists, and step-by-step instructions for what to do before, during, and after.

The guides are available in English, Spanish and Hiatian Creole and can download and print the guides using the below links

English Guides:  http://dmca.gov.ms/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/2020-English-Hurricane-Guides-PDF-Format.pdf
Spanish Guides:http://dmca.gov.ms/…/2020-SPANISH-HURRICANE-PREPAREDNESS-GU…
Hiatian Creole Guides: http://dmca.gov.ms/…/2020-HAITIAN-CREOLE-HURRICANE-PREPARED…

PARTLY CLOUDY SKIES WITH LOW CHANCE OF SHOWERS ON THE EMERALD ISLE TODAY; CONTINUE TO PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING, WASH HANDS OFTEN & COVER COUGHS & SNEEZES

by Shirlian Queeley

AS THE PEAK MONTHS OF THE HURRICANE SEASON DRAW NEAR; RESIDENTS, VISITORS AND BUSINESSES ARE ASKED TO ASSESS THEIR RISK NOW, ADJUST THEIR EMERGENCY PLANS AND SUPPLIES TO FACTOR IN THE IMPACT OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND BE PREPARED.

IT’S AN ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL EMANCIPATION DAY HOLIDAY ON THE EMERALD ISLE; CONTINUE TO PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING, WASH HANDS OFTEN & COVER COUGHS & SNEEZES.

by Shirlian Queeley

AS THE PEAK MONTHS OF THE HURRICANE SEASON APPROACHES; RESIDENTS, VISITORS AND BUSINESSES ARE ASKED TO ASSESS THEIR RISK NOW, ADJUST THEIR EMERGENCY PLANS AND SUPPLIES TO FACTOR IN THE IMPACT OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND BE PREPARED; IT ONLY TAKES ONE!

PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS ON THE EMERALD ISLE; CONTINUE TO PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING, WASH HANDS OFTEN & COVER COUGHS & SNEEZES

by Shirlian Queeley

AS THE PEAK MONTHS OF THE HURRICANE SEASON DRAW NEAR; RESIDENTS, VISITORS AND BUSINESSES ARE ASKED TO ASSESS THEIR RISK NOW, ADJUST THEIR EMERGENCY PLANS AND SUPPLIES TO FACTOR IN THE IMPACT OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND BE PREPARED.

CLOUDY CONDITIONS TODAY ON THE EMERALD ISLE WITH A 70 PERCENT OR HIGH CHANCE OF SHOWERS; A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IS STILL IN EFFECT. REMEMBER TO WASH YOUR HANDS AND SANITIZE FREQUENTLY TOUCHED SURFACES.

by Shirlian Queeley

AS THE PEAK MONTHS OF THE HURRICANE SEASON DRAW NEAR; RESIDENTS, VISITORS AND BUSINESSES ARE ASKED TO ASSESS THEIR RISK NOW, ADJUST THEIR EMERGENCY PLANS AND SUPPLIES TO FACTOR IN THE IMPACT OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND BE PREPARED.

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TROPICAL STORM WARNING DISCONTINUED FOR MONTSERRAT AS POTENTIAL TROPICAL STORM NINE CONTINUES TO MOVE WESTWARD; A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT IN MONTSERRAT.

by Shirlian Queeley

SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL CONTINUE ACROSS THE ISLAND TONIGHT AND TOMORROW.

THE ANTIGUA METEOROLOGICAL SERVICES (MET OFFICE) DISCONTINUED THE TROPICAL STORM WARNING FOR MONTSERRAT, AS POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE CONTINUES TO MOVES WESTWARD AND NO LONGER POSED A THREAT TO THE ISLAND.

Yellow Hill, Montserrat - July 29, 2020 - At 500 PM, the disturbance was centered near latitude16.4 North, longitude 65.6 West. The system is moving toward the west-northwest near 23 mph (37 km/h), and this general motion with a reduction in forward speed is expected over the next few days. On the forecast track, the system will pass south of Puerto Rico later tonight, near or over Hispaniola on Thursday, near eastern Cuba and the southeastern Bahamas on Friday, and approach the northwestern Bahamas and southern Florida Friday night.

Maximum sustained winds are near 45 mph (75 km/h) with higher gusts. Some increase in strength is forecast through tonight, with weakening likely on Thursday due to land interaction. Somerestrengthening is possible by this weekend.

Environmental conditions are expected to be conducive for additional development and a tropical storm is forecast to form tonight.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...high...90 percent.

* Formation chance through 5 days...high...90 percent.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 275 miles (445 km) primarily to the north of the center. A wind gust of 52 mph (83 km/h) was recently reported at St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 1004 mb (29.65 inches).

Forecaster Brown