NEMA urges alertness as Tropical Storm approaches

Mr. Val Henry, MyVueNews.com

Basseterre, St. Kitts, Wednesday, 12th September, 2018 (MyVueNews.com) – Residents in St. Kitts and Nevis are bracing for lots of rainfall in the next 48 hours, as Tropical Storm Isaac prepares to enter the Leeward Islands.
The islands have already been placed under a Tropical Storm Watch and residents should therefore be experiencing tropical storm conditions within 48 hours, says a statement from the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA.

NEMA’s National Disaster Coordinator, Abdias Samuel says the St. Kitts Met Services are continuing to monitor Isaac which is expected to strengthen further before weakening by mid-week as it continues to move towards the island chain.

The NEMA will continue to provide the necessary updates as they become available, promised Samuel.
According to some reports, Tropical Storm Isaac appeared “poorly organized” and was weaker on Wednesday morning is it moved closer to the Caribbean.

As of 10 a.m. CDT Tropical Storm Isaac was located about 420 miles east of Martinique and was moving west at 17 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center.
They added that on that path Isaac will move across the central Lesser Antilles and into the Caribbean on Thursday.

Isaac had winds of 60 mph, and the hurricane center said gradual weakening is anticipated over the next few days.
Samuels is also urging all residents to remain alert and attentive to all updates and advisories from the St. Kitts Meteorological Services and NEMA.

He reminded that “We are still in the peak of the Hurricane Season and as such persons are encouraged to remain in a state of preparedness and to be ready to respond upon instruction from the competent authority.”