All Eyes on IGOR

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in conjunction with the Meteorological Office at R.L. Bradshaw International Airport, continues to monitor the current storm activity across the Atlantic.

Maximum sustained winds remain near 150 mph. with higher gusts. Igor is expected to remain a powerful hurricane over the next few days, with some fluctuations in strength possible, through Wednesday, 15th September.

Hurricane Force winds extend outward up to 50 miles from the centre, and Tropical Force winds extend outward, up to 195 miles.

Hurricane Igor and most of its dangerous weather are expected to stay away from St. Kitts Nevis, passing an estimated 200 or more miles from the islands. However, residents are advised to remain diligent and alert; to seek updates though the local media, and to continue to make sound, preparedness choices. All are also urged, among other actions, to refrain from parking vehicles in ghauts and other known waterways and courses.

All residents are also encouraged to closely monitor the progress of hurricane Julia, which is following on the heels of Igor, and to observe activities taking place between the African coastline and the Atlantic Ocean, as we are now in the peak of the hurricane season. Hurricane Julia is not expected to be a threat to land as it is forecast to stay out to sea.

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