Tropical Cyclone Warning in Puerto Rico’s US Virgin Islands


San Juan, Puerto Rico — The northern Caribbean islands prepared for a possible Fred storm on Tuesday.

The National Hurricane Center has issued tropical cyclone warnings to the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico in the United States. Forecasters expected the cyclone to intensify on Tuesday in the sixth named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season.

“The most important thing today is preparation,” said Puerto Rican Governor Pedro Pierluisi. “We are not going to minimize the potential impact of this event … we expect a lot of rain.”

He said the agency would close by noon on Tuesday.

The Dominican Republic, Haiti, and southern Bahamas could be hit on Wednesday, prompting Florida people to keep an eye on the latest updates, but forecasters are uncertain where the storm will move later in the week. Said.

Heavy rains struck parts of the eastern Caribbean Sea all night, including Guadeloupe and Dominica.

More than a month has passed since the last Atlantic storm, Hurricane Elsa, but this summer is usually the busiest time of the season.

The Hurricane Center has issued warnings to Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands and the Dominican Republic on the south coast east of Punta Palenque and on the north coast east of Cabofransis Viejo. From Cabo Frances in the Dominican Republic to Gonaives in Haiti, surveillance was carried out on the north coast of Sabah, St. Eustatius and Hispaniola.

The Turks and Caicos Islands and southeastern Bahamas were also under surveillance for tropical cyclones such as Acklins, Crooked Island, Long Kay, Inagua, Mayaguana and the Ragdo Islands.

According to officials, the disturbance labeled Potential Tropical Cyclone 6 was 220 miles east-southeast of Ponce, Puerto Rico, with a maximum wind speed of 35 mph and strong gusts. Maximum sustained winds in tropical cyclones are at least 39mph.

The storm resulted in 2-4 inches of rainfall in the Leeward Islands, Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, with up to 6 inches of rainfall expected in some areas, which could lead to floods and landslides.

Associated Press