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Tropical Storm Warning issued for the BVI, Karen expected to hit Tuesday

A Tropical Storm Warning has been issued for the British Virgin Islands by the Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Services in anticipation of Tropical Storm Karen.

The Department of Disaster Management’s (DDM) 11 o’clock weather update published September 23 stated that Karen is expected to affect the BVI by Tuesday, September 24.

“On the forecast track, the centre of Karen will move across the eastern Caribbean Sea today, and pass near or over Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands Tuesday morning,” the DDM stated.

It further said, “The centre of Tropical Storm Karen was located near latitude 14.9 North, longitude 64.8 West. Karen is moving toward the north-northwest near 12 mph, and this general motion is forecast to continue today. A turn toward the north is expected by Tuesday.”

The tropical storm was reported as having maximum sustained winds nearing 40 miles per hour with higher gusts. It is also expected to see a minimal overall change in strength during the next two days.

The DDM also said that tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 105 miles from the centre of Karen.

Impact on the territory

As a result of this latest weather prediction, the BVI is expected to experience possible rainfall amounts of two to four inches with isolated amounts six inches, which may vary as Karen approaches the territory.

Coastal flooding is also a possibility and rough sea conditions are expected especially on southern shores. The gusting of winds is expected due to tropical forced winds.

The DDM continues to urge all person to continue monitoring all updates of the storm as it progresses closer to the territory.

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  1. Headless Chicken says:

    Now this is one that you can take more seriously!

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    • Really? says:

      Really. The Tropical Storm warning was issued by Antigua and Barbuda? Seriously you all need to take your heads out of your asses. The warning was posted by the US National Hurricane Center 2 days ago. Look at the map posted!! Who provided the map and the tracking? The US provides all of the Caribbean with Hurricane info. If it wasn’t for the US and our great president you wouldn’t know a hurricane hit you until it left.

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      • Hm says:

        What are you implying? Can they not give us a warning?… And you are right they do provide all that and they also provide all the weather modifications too… You and your country could shove it… Doing more harm to the world than good…That is why your country destroying itself from within.. That orange peel of a president is nothing but a puppet.. dangling..

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        • @Hm says:

          Perhaps you think the past African President was better. He benefitted himself at the expense of his fellow Africans just as the BVI politicians. The fact is that the African in the US has never had better status, more African employment and more ability for the African to escape the endless cycle of poverty, drugs and crime. What did the Obama do except become a multi millionaire. You are all so stupid

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          • Hm says:

            First of all, all those presidents are puppets so I don’t care what race they are . He was mixed also love, you know a truly black president couldn’t be there… He has blood ties. I don’t care who your president is …. All of them are the same. Stop fooling yourself… My people are incarcerated for the thing you love… Thanks to Regan..Isn’t it crazy that once the whites loved it rehab came into play ?.. Those gentiles over there shooting up innocent people all the time and committing their crimes but they don’t get the harsh sentencing…. Stupid is the one who really thinks the American government gives af about their people…

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      • HUH! says:

        So do the public service get a holiday off or not?

      • Strumpf says:

        Watch out Alabama!

  2. I wonder why says:

    Officials seem timid to make the call on this one…..lol.

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  3. hmm says:

    they just guessing

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  4. Hmmm says:

    Well USVI ports shut down so I guess it is their turn now ?

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  5. hmmn says:

    you can’t please io at all…. smh

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  6. Depressed says:

    At 5Pm Karen was downgraded to a tropical depression so Tuesday might be a nice cool day to do some gardening!

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  7. Reader says:

    @Really

    You’re on the wrong forum Sir/Madam ?

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