This message is not an official warning
or alert for any country.
1. According to the US National Weather
Service, as of 1200 UTC , today, 5 September 1997, a tropical storm warning
remains in effect for the Dutch portion of St. Maarten, for Antigua, Montserrat,
Barbuda, St Kitts and Nevis and Anguilla, Dominica. A
tropical storm watch is in effect for the U.S. and British Virgin Islands.
2. The US National Weather Service reports
that, as of 1200 UTC, the center of Tropical Storm Erika was located
near latitude 16.4 north, longitude 57.4 west or about 295 miles (475 KM),