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Tropical Storm Isaac could potentially affect BVI as hurricane in days

Graphic illustration and forecast of Tropical Storm Isaac as at September 9 2018.

Another tropical storm has now developed in the Atlantic and could possibly hit the British Virgin Islands as a hurricane in the next few days.

At 5 o’clock Sunday morning, the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) said Tropical Storm Isaac was located near latitude 14.5 north and longitude 38.1 west.

Isaac was moving westwardly at nine miles per hour at the time.

“Maximum sustained winds remain near 50 miles per hour with higher gusts. Strengthening is forecast during the next few days, and Isaac is expected to become a hurricane by Monday, (September 10),” the DDM said.

“Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 60 miles from the centre. The estimated minimum central pressure is 1001 millibars,” the DDM added while urging residents to begin preparations for the possibility of being impacted.

While noting that another tropical storm called Helene is following a distance away from Isaac, the DDM said: “The focus is on Tropical Storm Isaac as it has the potential of affecting the British Virgin Islands later next (this) week.”

BVI News will continue to bring weather updates of these weather sysyems.

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  1. money says:

    f–k dat we goin be good

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  2. P says:

    Let’s hope it loses strength before approaching the islands. The Caribbean is too battered for another storm. We can’t receive another.

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  3. bull says:

    we aint going get a drizzle from that because it will pass way south of us

  4. Musa says:

    What try try

    Try & prepare that

  5. Rihanna malone says:

    Im scared because what happen with irma i en taking a chance with isacc i dont know how to spell the hurricane name so sorry

  6. Disgusted says:

    Why people seem to think that we are immune to hurricanes? Most people said that Orma was just breezing by and look what happened. People need to stop being so naive.

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