Entries from September 2010

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

Flash flood Warning extended for Jamaica

The Meteorological Service has extended the Flash Flood Warning for low-lying and flood prone areas of all parishes until 5.00 p.m. tomorrow.  A Flash Flood Warning means 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 are likely. Residents […]

Monday, September 27th, 2010

Flash Flood Warning in effect for Jamaica

The Meteorological Service has upgraded the Flash Flood Watch to a Flash Flood Warning for low-lying and flood prone areas of all parishes, effective until 5.00 p.m. tomorrow. A Flash Flood Warning means flooding has been reported or will occur shortly. Motorists and pedestrians should not attempt to cross flooded roadways or other low-lying areas […]

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

Flash Flood Warning downgraded to a Watch

The Meteorological Service has downgraded the Flash Flood Warning to a Flash Flood Watch for all parishes effective until 5.00 p.m. today. A Flash Flood Watch means flooding is possible and citizens are advised to take precautionary measures, keep informed by listening to further News Releases from the Meteorological Service and be ready for quick […]

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

Tropical storm Lisa forms

 At 4.00 a.m. the centre of Tropical Storm Lisa was located near latitude 17.7 degrees north, longitude 31.8 degrees west, or about 850 kilometres west-northwest of the Cape Verde Islands. Lisa is moving toward the north near 7 km/h and this general motion is expected to continue during the next 24 hours. A turn toward […]

Monday, September 20th, 2010

Bermuda recovering after Igor

Bermuda is now recovering after the country was Bermuda is now recovering after the country was battered by Hurricane Igor yesterday. The heavy rain and winds are said to have damaged power lines and uprooted trees in the popular tourist destination and wealthy global insurance centre. Residents have also reported flying debris, widespread power outages […]

Monday, September 20th, 2010

Hurricane Igor moves away from Bermuda

HAMILTON, Bermuda, CMC – A weakening Hurricane Igor is expected to continue moving away from Bermuda on Monday and should begin affecting New Foundland by Tuesday, according to the Miami-based National Hurricane Centre (NHC). It said that Igor, which now has maximum winds of 75 miles per hour, was located 135 miles north of Bermuda. […]

Friday, September 17th, 2010

Hurricane Karl hits Mexican coast

Hurricane Karl made landfall on the Mexican coast ten miles north of Veracruz at 1 p.m. today as a Category three hurricane with 115 mph winds. As of 4 p.m. today, Karl had sustained winds of 90 mph, making it a Category 1 storm. However, it was still strong enough to pack a punch. According […]

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

Bermuda prepares for possible direct hit from Hurricane Igor

HAMILTON, Bermuda, CMC – Bermuda residents braced themselves for a possible direct hit at the weekend from powerful Hurricane Igor which authorities have likened to a storm seven years ago that killed four people. Even though Igor is more than 800 miles away, a small craft warning was issued in Bermuda on Thursday morning, with […]

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

Flash Flood watch remains in effect for Jamaica, tropical strom Karl forms

 A Flash Flood Watch means flooding is possible and citizens are advised to take precautionary measures, keep informed by listening to further News Releases from the Meteorological Service and be ready for quick action if flooding is observed or if a warning is issued. The Area of Low Pressure now located over the western Caribbean […]

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

Flash Flood Watch remains in effect for Western Parishes

 The Meteorological Service has extended the Flash Flood Watch for low-lying and flood-prone areas of western parishes until 5.00 p.m. today.   A Flash Flood Watch means flooding is possible and citizens are advised to take precautionary measures, and be ready for quick action if flooding is observed or if a warning is issued.   […]