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Overview of Current Situation
- As a result of Hurricane Lenny, assessments indicate that the vast majority of the damage was to infrastructure and the environment, especially coastal roads, sea defenses, docks, and beaches. The widespread destruction in the Eastern Caribbean has negatively impacted numerous industries, including agriculture, fishing, natural resources management, and tourism. The humanitarian needs are not overwhelming and primarily consist of relief supplies and assistance for persons who lost their homes.
JOSE NOW UPGRADED TO HURRICANE STATUS AND BEARING DOWN ON THE LESSER ANTILLES
Jose is now categorized as a Hurricane and is approaching the Lesser Antilles. Hurricane warnings have been issued for Dominica, Montserrat, Antigua & Barbuda, Nevis, Anguilla and St.Kitts. Hurricane Watches have also been issued for the British and US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. A tropical storm warning remains in effect for St. Lucia and Barbados whilst a hurricane watch is in effect for St.
JOSE NEARS THE LESSER ANTILLES
Islands in the Lesser Antilles should hasten to complete all preparations as Jose moves closer.
The Hurricane Watch issued for the British Virgin Islands this morning has now been upgraded to a Hurricane Warning. Warnings also remain in effect for Dominica, Montserrat, Antigua & Barbuda, Nevis, St. Kitts/Nevis and Anguilla. Tropical storm warning remains in effect for St. Lucia. Barbados has discontinued the tropical storm warning and has issued a flood watch.
Washington October 19, 1999 -- The National Hurricane Center (NHC) reports if Tropical Storm Jose stays on its current predicted path, the system should pass directly over the Virgin Islands during the early morning hours of Thursday, Oct. 21. At that time NHC forecasters expect the storm will have intensified to a Category II hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 103 mph.
As of 5 a.m. today, NHC reports the storm was 140 miles east-southeast of Barbados, moving west-northwest at 13 mph. Maximum sustained winds are 65 mph, just 9 mph below Category I hurricane status.
At 2:00pm local time, the National Hurricane Center's Advisory Number 4a has indicated that the center of circulation has reformed to the north of previous positions and is now centered at 12.2N and 55.1W or approximately 305 miles ESE of Bridgetown Barbados. The system is moving towards the west-northwest at near 11mph. This places the closest point of approach to Barbados some 28hours away.
Hurricane Watch Issued for Barbados
As newly formed Tropical Storm Jose moves westward towards the Windward Islands, a HURRICANE WATCH has been issued for Barbados.
A hurricane watch will likely be required for portions of the Windward Islands later today. All interests in the Lesser Antilles should closely monitor the Progress of this developing system.
At 8 am Monday October 18, 1999, the center of tropical Storm Jose was located near latitude 10.5 north...longitude 53.7 west or about 430 miles...690 km...East-Southeast of Barbados.
Hurricane Watch remains in effect for Barbados
A hurricane watch remains in effect for Barbados as Tropical Storm Jose gains strength and moves in a west northwesterly direction towards the Windward Antilles.
The Government of Trinidad and Tobago issued a Tropical Storm Watch, to be effective from 8.00am this morning.
A hurricane watch will likely be required for some areas of the Windward islands later today.