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UPDATE: Tropical Storm ‘Isaac’ upgrades to Hurricane status

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September 10th, 2018 | Tags: Road Town Tortola Tropical Storm Issac
Tropical Storm ‘Isaac’ upgrades to Hurricane status. Photo: DDM
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Tropical Storm ‘Isaac’ has been upgraded to ‘Hurricane’ status and continues to pose a threat to the Territory, according to the Virgin Islands’ (VI) Department of Disaster Management (DDM), in an advisory issued on Sunday evening, September 9, 2018.

DDM has since advised residents to, “please continue to monitor its progress closely.”

See Previous Article Published on September 9, 2018

Tropical Depression #9—one of three weather systems currently being monitored by the Department of Disaster Management (DDM), in the Atlantic—has been upgraded to Tropical Storm ‘Isaac’ and appears to have the potential of becoming an immediate threat to the Territory.

This, according to a DDM advisory, issued today, September, 9, 2018, which cautioned that “strengthening (of the weather system) is forecast during the next few days, and Isaac is expected to become a hurricane by Monday.”

The National Hurricane Centre as such, continues to issue advisories on multiple systems in the Atlantic.

The focus is on Tropical Storm Isaac, as it has the potential of affecting the Virgin Islands later next week, DDM said.

It was noted that residents and visitors should continue to expedite preparations as Tropical Storm Isaac is projected to be a hurricane upon approaching the Lesser Antilles.

13 Responses to “UPDATE: Tropical Storm ‘Isaac’ upgrades to Hurricane status ”

  • Eagle Eye (09/09/2018, 09:16) Like (5) Dislike (3) Reply
    These hurricanes salting we meh bhoy.
  • Umm (09/09/2018, 09:43) Like (18) Dislike (15) Reply
    Noo hurricane aint coming here n if it do it will weaken
  • biker (09/09/2018, 11:55) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    Stay calm. BVI islanders will know more about Isaac's forecast track by Tues. 9/11.
  • NezRez (09/09/2018, 12:38) Like (22) Dislike (2) Reply
    Prepare yourselves and property. Don’t be in denial because this can happen in the blink of an eye. Have your water, canned goods, generator, etc. just in case.
  • Curious (09/09/2018, 14:05) Like (0) Dislike (3) Reply
    today a message came into my wattsapp, written in a very complicated way, saying it was a connection to download
    an app from the 'play store' to monitor emergency info from DDM. it came from a local cell number which had
    along side it, a picture of a girl kind of dolled up, not a DDM or emergency type picture. i cannot imagine why
    anyone would do this. DDM sends messages that show up on another cell frequency and no personal 'selfies'.
  • oops (09/09/2018, 15:00) Like (28) Dislike (8) Reply
    I rebuked that storm in Jesus name
  • Lord o (09/09/2018, 15:04) Like (7) Dislike (2) Reply
    Scary. I really hope not. Imaging all those two and three storage buildings with no roof or badly damaged roofs with people living or operating businesses below..There are a lot of those. Not favourable or can take another hurricane.. Chaos!!!
  • musa (10/09/2018, 02:49) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    Do the right b prepare
  • .... (10/09/2018, 09:18) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    I don't even want to read that another hurricane can come to us dread
  • heard (10/09/2018, 09:33) Like (5) Dislike (3) Reply
    My sister who resides in the US called me to say be prepared, they are about to get hit in a few days. The storm is growing stronger and stronger as it aim toward the Eastern Sea Board. She also said something about something heading towards the Lesser Antilles. Meaning if that happens, something is comming our way.
  • Preparing (10/09/2018, 11:22) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    Still living under a tarp paying full rent, pieces of board still on all windows, no running water for every day use. much less to fill up containers, still looking for a job as hotel was destroyed. So yess, shout prepare prepare prepare, but for some people, prepare with what. The neighbor in the same state of affairs. Would have gone to Ma's house, but that wreck too. Many have to where to run because this is where we from. Life has become hard to live in this place. I can't give myself employment. Social services is, well, joke. Before a year ago, I never ask nobody for nuttin and still not begging for nuttin, just a little push to get my life back. Those who have it, I am happy for you. Many of us are suffering in our own little cardboard corner with no proper assistance available
    • @preparing (10/09/2018, 12:10) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
      It might seem easy to say but, you have to keep on moving. Just continue to do the best that you can. Grandma always said, we don't get more than we can handle.The main thing is being able to say thank you for another day.
      • So agree (10/09/2018, 14:39) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
        We are all going through a rough period but we have to continue to move on.

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