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Hurricane Irene - The First Hurricane of the Season due to hit the US this Weekend

By Sue Richards last modified Aug 23, 2011 08:32 PM

Published: 2011-08-23 20:32:35
Topics: Weather
Countries: Bahamas , Dominican Republic , Haiti , Turks & Caicos , USA

Cruisers are advised to make final hurricane preparations in anticipation of hurricane Irene. The current forecast track is just offshore of the Atlantic Coast with landfall somewhere in the Carolinas, US, this weekend.

Currently a hurricane warning is in effect for the Turks and Caicos Islands and the SE, Central and NW Bahamas. A hurricane watch is in effect for the N coast of Haiti from Le Mole St. Nicholas Eastward to the Dominican Republic border. A tropical storm warning is in effect for the N coast of the Dominican Republic from Cabo Frances Viejo Westward to the Haiti border and for the N coast of Haiti from Le Mole St. Nicholas Eastward to the Dominican Republic border.

Tropical storm conditions are forecast to reach the central Bahamas late tonight with hurricane conditions expected by tomorrow (Wednesday). Tropical storm conditions are expected in the NW Bahamas by late Wednesday, with hurricane conditions expected by Thursday.

NOAA report that an extremely dangerous storm surge will raise water levels by as much as 9 to 13 feet above normal tide levels over the Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands, near to the North of the centre of Irene.

Monitor the projected track for Hurricane Irene via the National Hurricane Center website - www.nhc.noaa.gov.

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