SVG National Emergency Council Meets Ahead Of Pending Storm

 Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonslves will convene a meeting of the National Emergency Council at 7 pm today Sunday 25th August 2019.

The meeting will take place at NEMO’s Conference Room, Old Montrose as the nation prepares for Tropical Storm Dorian.

All members of the National Emergency Council and Heads of Sub-Committees of the National Emergency Management Organisation will be in attendance.

At 5:00 pm Tropical Storm ‘Dorian’ was centered near 11.5 North 54.2 West or about 480 miles (approx. 770km) east-southeast of St. Vincent.

On its present forecast track, the center of the system is expected to pass near or over St. Vincent early Tuesday morning.

Sustained surface winds between 58 to 70 mph (93 to 113km/h) with higher gusts are expected to spread across St. Vincent and the Grenadines early Tuesday morning, persisting into the afternoon.

In addition, pockets of moderate to heavy showers and thunderstorms are expected to move across the islands from early Tuesday morning.

Rainfall accumulations of at least 3 to 5 inches (75 to 125 mm) are possible with isolated higher amounts. As a result, some flash-flooding are likely in low-lying areas. Residents are urged to be on the alert and take all necessary precautions.

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