Residents urged to pay close attention to Hurricane Igor

 

According to information gleaned from the Antigua & Barbuda Meteorological Services, Hurricane Igor as at 5am 14, Sept. was located near latitude 17.9 north and longitude 51.7 West, approximately 725 miles east of St. Kitts/Nevis.

Igor is moving towards west-northwest near 8mph and is expected to continue today followed by a turn towards the northwest Wednesday, maximum sustained winds have decreased to 135mph but remains a category 4 with higher gusts.

The system is predicted to fluctuate in intensity during the next couple of days but is expected to remain “a dangerous hurricane” through Wednesday. Hurricane sustained winds extend outward up to 50 miles from  the center and tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 195 miles.

While all indications show Igor will stay away from the area “any shift to the west of the current track could bring the system closer to the islands.

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