Hurricane Igor Still Affecting The Region

Hurricane Igor Satelite Image

Hurricane Igor Satelite Image

Basseterre, St. Kitts – Nevis
September 17, 2010

Residents of St. Kitts-Nevis are urgently advised to pay close attention to the conditions associated with the passage of Huricane Igor, as it is still affecting the waters surrounding the Federation.

At 7am today, Friday, 17th September, 2010, Hurricane Igor was already situated approximately 365 miles northeast of the Leewards, however, the sheer size and strength of the system, is creating immense disturbances along the coastlines of the islands. Locally, cloudy spells coupled with scattered showers are expected today and tonight, as Hurricane Igor travels towards Bermuda.

Small craft should remain in port and sea bathers are encouraged to stay away from the water, as dangerously rough swells of 9 to 12 feet or approximately 3 to 4 metres, are distressing the surrounding seas.

Currently, hurricane force winds are extended out to 105 miles from Igor’s centre, and tropical storm force winds of 39 miles per hour are impacting weather up to 265 miles outwards, or within 70miles of the northeast Caribbean islands.

Residents are therefore encouraged to remain diligent, and to pay close attention to advisories published and broadcast through the local media.

For more information on how to protect your family and property from disaster, please contact the National Emergency Management Agency at 466-5100.

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