Tropical Storm Maria Passes St. Kitts & Nevis Without Incident

The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, had taken proactive measures on Friday cautioning residents in the country to prepare for the expected heavy downpours from Maria, from Friday evening to Saturday.

Persons along the coastlines were especially urged to take full precautions.

Tropical storm Maria was said to be travelling West Northwest at 17 miles per hour, and 400 miles to the East South East of St. Kitts and Nevis.

The St. Kitts and Nevis Met Services had informed residents that if Maria continued on her current track, the system would have passed within 20 – 40 miles to the South of the islands.

The storm passed St. Kitts and Nevis between 1:00am-2:30a Saturday with slightly heavy winds and showers.

The storm was reported on Saturday morning to be disorganized and in a weakened state and forecasters questioned if it still could have been considered a tropical cyclone early Saturday. They however warn that Maria could strengthen in coming days and by Monday it could even become a Category One hurricane as it passes Puerto Rico and Hispaniola.

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