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15 Jul 2005 description

The Event

At 8:00 am July 15, 2005 Eastern Caribbean Time, the center of Hurricane Emily was located near latitude 14.1 north, longitude 70.0 west or about 525 miles ESE of Kingston, Jamaica. Emily is now a Category 4 Hurricane on the Saffir Simpson Scale and is moving WNW near 20 mph, with maximum sustained winds of 135 mph. A Hurricane Warning is in effect for all of Jamaica. The Cayman Islands is currently under a Hurricane WATCH.

The Prognosis: Hurricane Emily continues to pose a significant threat to the North Western Caribbean Islands.

15 Jul 2005 description

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WTNT35 KNHC 152042
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HURRICANE EMILY ADVISORY NUMBER 20
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL

15 Jul 2005 description

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WTNT35 KNHC 151435
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BULLETIN
HURRICANE EMILY ADVISORY NUMBER 19
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL

15 Jul 2005 description

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WTNT35 KNHC 150847
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BULLETIN
HURRICANE EMILY ADVISORY NUMBER 18
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL

15 Jul 2005 description
report Radio Kiskeya

Le gouvernement décrète l'état d'alerte pour quatre départements incluyant Port-au-Prince ; inondations à St-Marc

15 Jul 2005 description

El huracán Emily adquirió la categoría 4 en las primeras horas de la mañana de este viernes, cuando se encuentra a 220 kilómetros al norte de la Península de Paraguaná y se espera que para mediados de la tarde, a la altura la Península de La Guajira, se despida de Venezuela con nubosidad, lluvias y vientos moderados.

La información la suministró el Jefe de los servicios de Metereología de la Fuerza Aérea Venezolana (FAV), coronel Ramón Viñas García, quien señaló que el fenómeno se desplaza en dirección Este- Noroeste, a una velocidad de 20 kilómetros por hora (kph), aproximadamente.

15 Jul 2005 description
report Food for the Poor

Prepares for Hurricane Emily in Jamaica

Food For The Poor, the largest relief organization operating in the Caribbean, is rushing assistance to the latest victims of Hurricane Emily in the island of Grenada. The most urgent need is for housing repair supplies, mainly lumber and zinc.

15 Jul 2005 description

Episcopal Relief and Development is monitoring Hurricane Emily, a powerful Category 3 storm with 125 mph winds, as it heads towards the central Caribbean Sea.

On Thursday, the hurricane struck the Windward Islands, hitting St. Vincent with strong winds which tore the roofs off homes. Damage assessments continue, particularly of the island's banana crop.

One person was killed in Grenada following heavy rain which caused flooding and mudslides. The storm also flooded areas in Trinidad and Tobago.

Hurricane Emily is now headed toward Jamaica and the Cayman Islands.

15 Jul 2005 description

By Horace Helps

KINGSTON, Jamaica, July 15 (Reuters) - For the second time in 10 days, Jamaica battened down on Friday for a strong hurricane as Emily raced across the Caribbean Sea and revved up into a threatening 125 mph (200 kph) storm.

Jamaican authorities told the island's 2.6 million people to make hurricane preparations and drew up plans to use buses and other public transportation to evacuate residents from flood-prone lowlands.

Hurricane Dennis killed one person when it struck Jamaica on July 7, when its strong winds and storm surge hammered the island although the …

15 Jul 2005 description

As of 4:00 pm July 15, 2005 the situation relating to the impact and recovery efforts following the passage of Hurricane Emily on Thursday morning July 21, 2005 is as follows.

ELECTRICITY

GRENLEC reported the following:

1. Power restoration to business places is be given priority;

2. Power to Petit Martinique has been restored and Carriacou expects to receive service by 6:00 p.m. today;

3. The south of the island will receive power in a few days;

4. The Town of St. George is fully restored and Gouyave on the western side will be restored by 7:00 p.m.

15 Jul 2005 description

PORTMORE - ST. CATHERINE
Port Henderson Area
Amanda Court Portmore
Lower section of Edgewater

OLD HARBOUR - ST. CATHERINE

Old Harbour Bay
Old Harbour
Big Pond
Nightingale Area

ST. ELIZABETH

Alligator Pond

CLARENDON

Portland Cottage
Rocky Point
New River
Sly River
Milk River

MANCHESTER

Burden Area
Porus
Mile Gully Area
New Green

ST. THOMAS

Yallahs
Poorman's Corner
Yallahs River Phase 1, 2, 3
Longwood
Lloyd Area
Communities along the Morant River
York
Seafort

15 Jul 2005 description

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WTNT35 KNHC 160252
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BULLETIN
HURRICANE EMILY ADVISORY NUMBER 21
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL

15 Jul 2005 description

Belmopan - 15 July, 2005.

On the advice of the Chief Meteorologist and the National Emergency Management Organization, the Prime Minister Hon. Said Musa has declared the preliminary phase of Belize's hurricane plan to take effect as at 6:00 p.m. today (Friday, July 15, 2005) as Hurricane Emily moves slowly westward in the Caribbean Sea toward the Yucatan Peninsula.

At 3:00 p.m.

15 Jul 2005 description

Prime Minister P. J. Patterson has instructed the Ministries of Local Government, Community Development and Sport, Land and Environment and Transport and Works to immediately draw up a detailed plan for the evacuation of residents living in communities that are likely to be devastated by Hurricane Emily. The evacuation may start by the latest tomorrow morning if the Hurricane continues along its present path.

The Prime Minister gave the instructions at an emergency meeting of the National Disaster Committee at Jamaica House this afternoon, (Thursday, July 14, 2005).

Mr.

15 Jul 2005 description

The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management has been advised that a Hurricane Warning is now in effect for the island. This means that Hurricane conditions could begin affecting the island within twenty- four hours or less. The ODPEM has been advised that Hurricane Emily will pass as close as 70 kilometers from the South Coast. The South Coast could experience very strong wings and high sea levels from storm surges.

15 Jul 2005 description

Hurricane Emily was (and continues to be) an unpredictable storm from the very beginning. Early reports said Emily would pass the through the Caribbeanislands as a disorganized tropical storm. On the afternoon of July 13, 2005, Hurricane warnings were downgraded to Tropical Storm warnings, applying to Barbados, Tobago, Grenada, the Grenadines, St. Vincent, St. Lucia and the northern coast of Venezuela. Significant rainfall and high winds near 60 mph were expected on several islands. However, in a matter of hours, Emily turned into a category 1 hurricane and later hit Grenada.

14 Jul 2005 description

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WTNT35 KNHC 150246
TCPAT5
BULLETIN
HURRICANE EMILY ADVISORY NUMBER 17
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL

14 Jul 2005 description

Key Message: The Cayman Islands is now under a Hurricane Watch. On its current path, Hurricane Emily is expected to pass close to the south of the Cayman Islands Saturday.

Emily is at this time a Category Three Hurricane, and some intensification is expected over the next 24 hours, taking Emily to Category Four.

The high pressure area in the vicinity of the Cayman Islands continues to raise expectations that Emily will continue on a more southerly course.