Location: Eastern Caribbean
Event: The National Hurricane Center (NHC) has issued an alert for Tropical Storm Isaac which is expected to remain at tropical storm intensity when it moves across the Lesser Antilles on Thursday. Note that tropical storm warnings are in effect for Martinique, Dominica and Guadeloupe. Tropical storm watches are in effect for Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, Antigua, and Saba and St. Eustatius.
Minor storms can develop into hurricanes quickly. U.S. citizens are advised to prepare in advance for storms and hurricanes by maintaining a stock of bottled water, non-perishable food items, a battery-powered radio, vital documents (e.g., passport), and prescription medications.
Actions to Take:
- Monitor the National Hurricane Center and local news for updates on weather developments in the area.
- Visit the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center for the 2018 Hurricane forecast.
- Review the TT Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management’s (ODPM) Disaster Preparedness Checklist for guidelines.
- Keep a “Go Bag” or emergency kit ready. For information on how to stock your “Go Bag”, visit:https://www.ready.gov/build-a-kit
Web links to help you monitor the latest weather conditions:
- The National Hurricane Center – monitors tropical storms and current hurricane conditions in the Caribbean.
- The Department of State’s Hurricanes, Typhoons, and Cyclones page
- Weather Channel– Contains worldwide weather forecasts and information (English and Spanish).
For more information about how to prepare for hurricanes visit: https://www.ready.gov/hurricane-toolkit
The U.S. Embassy is located at at 15 Queen’s Park West, Port of Spain and
can be reached at 868 622 6371
State Department – Consular Affairs (888)407-4747 or (202)501-4444
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