Entries from June 2010

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

Hurricane Alex approaches US

United States President Barack Obama has declared a state of emergency for the state of Texas, as Hurricane Alex is expected to make landfall later today. Alex strengthened yesterday to become the first Hurricane of the Atlantic season. A press release from the White House says federal aid would be made available to supplement state […]

Monday, June 28th, 2010

Tropical storm Alex makes landfall

US based forecasters say Alex is again a tropical storm as it moved into the Gulf of Mexico and may become a hurricane as it swirls toward Mexico’s east coast. Forecasters say the storm still is not on track to hit the oil spill on the northeastern end of the Gulf. Up to last night […]

Monday, June 28th, 2010

Alex moves into the Southwestern Gulf Of Mexico

The centre of Tropical Depression Alex was located near Latitude 19.2 North, Longitude 90.9 West or about 90 kilometres south southwest of Campeche, Mexico yesterday at 4:00p.m. Alex is moving toward the west northwest near 15 kilometres per hour and this general motion toward the northwest is expected for the next couple of days at […]

Friday, June 25th, 2010

Flash flood warning extends for Jamaica

The National Meteorological Service has extended the flash flood warning in place for low-lying and flood-prone areas of all parishes until 5 p.m. today. A flash flood warning means that flooding has been reported or will occur shortly. Motorists and pedestrians should not attempt to cross flooded roadways or other low-lying areas as strong currents […]

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

Flash Flood Watch remains in effect for Jamaica

The Meteorological Service has continued the Flash Flood Watch for low-lying and flood-prone areas of all parishes until 5.00 p.m. today. A Flash Flood Watch means that flash flooding is possible and residents are advised to take precautionary measures, keep informed by listening to further releases from the Meteorological Service and be ready for quick […]

Monday, June 21st, 2010

Hurricane Celia forms

The first hurricane of the Pacific season has formed off the coast of Mexico. According to the United States National Hurricane Centre, Hurricane Celia formed about 350 miles off the coast of Acapulco and is expected to strengthen over the next two days. However, despite sustained winds of some 80 miles per hour, the hurricane […]