NaDMA Update – GRENADA NOW UNDER TROPICAL STORM WATCH

NaDMA Update - GRENADA NOW UNDER TROPICAL STORM WATCH 1

NATIONAL DISASTER MANAGEMENT AGENCY (NaDMA)
MEDIA RELEASE
Distributed: 4:40pm

GRENADA NOW UNDER TROPICAL STORM WATCH

St. George’s, Grenada – Thursday 23rd July, 2020.

The National Disaster Management Agency (NaDMA) advises the general public that Grenada and it’s dependencies are now under TROPICAL STORM WATCH.

A Tropical Storm Watch means that Tropical Storm conditions are possible for Grenada and its Dependencies in the next 48 hours.

At 2:00 p.m. today, the centre of Tropical Storm Gonzalo was located near 9.7oN latitude 48.8oW longitude or about 890 miles or 1416 km east-southeast of Grenada.

Tropical Storm Gonzalo is moving W near 22 km/hr and this general motion is expected to continue today.

Maximum sustained winds are near 95 km/hr with higher gusts. Gonzalo is expected to have an increase in forward speed with a west-northwest track over the weekend.
For Grenada, 24 hr accumulated average rainfall amounts of 60 mm with locally isolated amounts of 100 mm are possible.

The storm has weakened slightly over the past few hours and tropical storm force winds extend outward only 35 km from the centre.

Despite this, citizens are encouraged to remain vigilant and follow the directives issued by the Agency and work to ensure we preserve lives, livelihood and property.

Repeating, the 2:00 pm position of Gonzalo: 9.7oN latitude 48.8oW longitude (or about 890 miles or 1416 km).

The National Disaster Management Agency (NaDMA) and the Meteorological Office will continue to monitor Tropical Storm Gonzalo and update the public in a timely manner.

For additional information, please contact Ms. Oslyn Crosby Public Relations Officer, NaDMA on 440-8390-4 / 440-0838 or 533-0766email: nadma@spiceisle.com and nadmapr@gmail.com, website www.nadma.gd
NaDMA, the official source for all disaster related information in Grenada.

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