Grenada and other Windward Islands are bracing themselves for some severe weather conditions on Thursday as Tropical Storm Kirk is forecasted to pass through the Island chain.
At 5 am, Tropical Storm Kirk was located 11.8° North, 52.7° West or 470 miles East of Barbados, moving west at 18 miles per hour.
Currently Barbados and St Lucia are under Tropical Storm warning and St Vincent and the Grenadines a Tropical Storm watch.
According to Tropical storm Kirk’s Forecast track the centre is expected to pass through St Lucia tomorrow afternoon.
Although Grenada is not expected to be directly impacted forecasters at the Maurice Bishop International Airport (MBIA) are watching closely the rain bands associated with the system which can bring heavy thundershowers resulting in flooding and landslides. A marine advisory will also be issued for operators.
NaDMA encourages the general public to remain vigilant and listen to the localised weather reports issued by the Grenada Met Services. As the agency charged with the responsibility of disaster management, we advise against the publishing of information that will create undue panic among citizens and that we support and disseminate the information issued by our local experts.
Preparedness is key in mitigating against hazards and critically important in preserving lives, livelihoods, and property.
The Met Services will continue to monitor Tropical Storm Kirk and provide timely updates to the public through the various media outlets.
For additional information, please contact the National Disaster Management Agency (NaDMA) on 440-8390-4 & 440-0838, or email address [email protected] NaDMA is the official source for all disaster-related information.