Tropical Storm Emily no longer a threat to Dominica.

first_img 24 Views   no discussions Share LocalNews Tropical Storm Emily no longer a threat to Dominica. by: – August 2, 2011 Tweet Sharing is caring!center_img Tropical Storm Emily expected path. Photo credit: wunderground.comA Tropical Storm warning which was issued last night for Dominica has been lifted according to reports from Acting Senior Meteorological Officer Mrs. Cheryl Etienne-Leblanc.The island was placed on Tropical Storm warning when the Tropical Storm Emily formed on Monday night just west of Dominica.Mrs. Etienne-Leblanc reported to the media that this warning has been lifted by the National Hurricane Centre.“At about 7pm last evening, Tropical Storm Emily the fifth Tropical Storm of the Atlantic, formed about fifty miles West-Southwest of Dominica. Due to the close proximity of the centre of the system to the island, and the threat of gusty winds and incoming rain banks the National Hurricane Centre issued a Tropical Storm warning for Dominica and the neighboring islands. At that time, Emily was moving quickly towards the West near 17 miles per hour. The Tropical Storm warning was lifted at two am this morning when the threat of storm-force winds had diminished.Overnight the island received rainfall at varying   and will continue to do so throughout the day, until Emily moves out of the area.”Mrs. Etienne-Leblanc also cautions residents and motorists to be vigilant and take precaution as the soil has become saturated and there is risk of mudslides.“Due to the accumulation of rainfall, soil has become saturated and there is a risk of mudslide and rockslides across the island. As a result, residents and motorists should continue to exercise caution, be vigilant and take the necessary precaution as they go about their daily business.”Tropical Storm Emily will gradually decrease in power and move toward the North Eastern Caribbean Sea.  “At five am Tropical Storm Emily was located near latitude 15.5 north, 64.0 West or about 176 miles West North West of Dominica. Emily is moving towards the West near sixteen miles per hour with maximum sustained winds near forty miles per hour with higher gusts. A turn to the West, North West and a gradual decreasing powered speed are expected during the next forty-eight hours. On the forecast track, the centre of Emily will move across the North Eastern Caribbean Sea today and approach the island of Hispaniola tonight and Wednesday,” Mrs. Etienne-Leblanc said.Dominica Vibes News Share Sharelast_img

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *