Eastern Caribbean battens down as Hurricane Irma approaches

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Sep
4


Gustavia, Saint-Barth, FWI. Photograph: © SAF — Coastal Care

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A hurricane warning has been issued for Antigua and Barbuda, Anguilla, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Martin, Saba, St. Eustatius, St. Maarten and Saint Barthelemy.

Authorities urged islanders to prepare for Hurricane Irma, a Category 4 storm that grew stronger Monday and was forecast to begin buffeting the region the following day…

Read Full Article; ABC News (09-04-2017)

Hurricane Irma strengthens to Category 4; ABC News (09-04-2017)

Hurricane Irma, NHC (09-04-2017)
A Hurricane Warning means that hurricane conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area. A warning is typically issued 36 hours before the anticipated first occurrence of tropical-storm-force winds, conditions that make outside preparations difficult or dangerous. Preparations to protect life and property should be rushed to completion.

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