Hurricane Isaac
As of Monday morning, the United States National Hurricane Centre was predicting a 10-20 percent chance that the Virgin Islands will experience tropical storm force winds from Hurricane Isaac. The storm is expected to pass around 200 miles to the south of the territory on Thursday morning.

Hurricane Isaac is expected to pass about 206 miles south of the Virgin Islands as a hurricane or a strong tropical storm on Thursday morning, possibly bringing showers and seas as high as 10 feet to the territory, the Department of Disaster Management reported Monday morning.

As of 11 a.m. Monday, Isaac was a small hurricane, with maximum sustained winds of 75 miles per hour, but forecast “uncertainty” was greater than normal, according to the United States National Hurricane Centre.

At that time, the centre of the storm was located about 1,150 miles east of the Windward Islands and was heading west at about 14 miles per hour.

Although Isaac is forecast begin weakening as it approaches the Lesser Antilles, it is expected to be at or near hurricane intensity when it makes landfall, the NHC reported.

DDM is advising residents to monitor the storm closely and continue making preparations.

For more information go to bviddm.com or download DDM’s Alert app in the Apple App store or Google Play store.


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