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Hurricane Frances OCHA Situation Report No. 1

Situation Report
Originally published
Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2004/131
OCHA Situation Report No. 1
Hurricane Frances
30 August 2004

This message is not an official hurricane warning or alert for any country

1. The National Weather Center in Miami reports that at 15:00 GMT today, the center of Hurricane Frances was located near latitude 19.3 North, longitude 58.7 West or about 300 miles (480 km) East-Northeast of the Northern Leeward Islands.

2. A Hurricane Watch remains in effect for the British and Northern U.S. Virgin Islands, including St. Thomas, St. John and surrounding islands and for the Island of Culebra.

3. A Tropical Storm Watch has been issued for Puerto Rico.

4. A Hurricane Watch for Vieques has been downgraded to a Tropical storm watch.

5. Frances is moving towards the West near 13Miles/h (20km/h). Maximum sustained winds aer 120Miles/h (195km/h) with higher gusts.

6. For further information, please refer to the Website of the National Hurricane Service in Miami at www.nhc.noaa.gov, and www.solar.ifa.hawaii.edu/Tropical/Gif/atl.latest.gif

7. This situation report, together with further information on other ongoing emergencies is also available on the OCHA Internet Website at http://www.reliefweb.int.

MAP - Hurricane Frances - Location map

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In case of emergency only: Tel. +41-22-917 20 10

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Ms. Isabel Garcia-Gill, E-mail: garcia-gill@un.org, Direct Tel. +41-22-917 1618

Press contact:
(GVA: Ms. Elizabeth Byrs, direct Tel. +41-22-917 2653
(N.Y.): Ms. Stephanie Bunker, direct Tel. +1-917-367 51 26

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