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CDERA Advisory 1 on Hurricane Debby

Situation Report
Originally published
On 21 August 2000, at 1100 hrs AST, the center of Tropical Storm Debby was located near latitude 15.7 north, longitude 57.3 west or about 280 miles (455 km) east of the Leeward Islands. Debby is moving toward the west near 22 mph (35 km/hr) and this motion is expected to continue for the next 24 hours. Maximum sustained winds are near 70 mph (110 km/hr) with higher gusts mainly to the north and east of the center.

In response to the threat Tropical Storm Debby, the CDERA Coordinating Unit has initiated contact with National Disaster Authorities in all threatened states. A meeting of the Eastern Caribbean Donor Group is scheduled for August 21, 2000 at 1600 hrs to discuss readiness actions in preparation for storm.

All members of the Regional Response Mechanism are herby advised that the system is being placed on standby with immediate effect. All agencies should be prepared to mobilize with little advance notice.

Due to fast forward speed of Tropical Storm Debby, it is anticipated that the threatened area will likely to experience Tropical Strom condition within 12 hours. All NDO are advised to finalize their preparedness activities.

The CDERA Coordinating Unit will continue to monitor the situation and will provide updates as necessary.