Message from HonourableDr. Natalio Wheatley Update on Hurricane Tammy
Good day to all in the Virgin Islands.
By now you will all have heard that we are no longer undera Tropical Storm Watch. Hurricane Tammy did not strengthen or shift toward us as we feared, which is a blessing and we thank God for His mercies.
I am very grateful to share that Hurricane Tammy has passed to the east of us as we had hoped. As expected, we did record some gusty conditions including windspeeds in excess of 30 miles per hour. So far, reports are that yesterday and last night passed with minimal local impacts.
Message by the Governor John J Rankin CMG - Hurricane Tammy Update
Good morning to everyone in the Virgin Islands.
Overnight we have continued to watch Hurricane Tammy’s progress, and the Virgin Islands is now under a Tropical Storm Watch. This means that tropical storm conditions are possible tonight and tomorrow. As of 5:00 am, Tammy was approximately 300 miles east-southeast of Road Town and moving northwest at 9mph. Sustained winds for Tammy were up to 80 miles per hour. Tropical storm-force winds extended out up to 125 miles from the centre of the hurricane.
I wish to share some information about Hurricane Tammy.
At this time, Tammy is forecast to pass to the east of our islands late tomorrow or Sunday, but at a close enough distance that we may experience some gusty winds and showers throughout the weekend. Already, the seas are rough and we are under a high surf advisory due to the risk of high surf and rip currents.
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