Shelter occupancy grows to 124 in St Vincent

Tropical Storm Dorian is now 100 miles East of St Vincent and the Grenadines; the system has slowed slightly though, but still moving West North West at 13 miles per hour with maximum sustained winds of 50 down from 60 miles per hour.

As of 12:15am, One Hundred and twenty-four (124) people are in shelters across the country.

In Bequia, Five (5) persons are at the Pentecostal Church in Port Elizabeth, Three (3) at the Georgetown Secondary School, Forty-five(45) at the Sandy Bay Primary School, Four (4) at the Spring Village Methodist Church, Two (2) at the Lodge Village Government School, One (1) at the Fancy Apostolic Faith Church, ONE (1) at the Diamonds Government School, Twenty-fice (25) at the George Stephens Secondary school in Colonarie, Six (6) at the Emmanuel Baptist Church in South Rivers, Eight (8) at the South Rivers Learning Resource Centre, One (1) at the South Rivers Methodist School and Eleven (11) at the Barrouallie Government School.

All Emergency Shelters are opened and stocked with emergency supplies.

Tropical Storm Dorian is still expected to impact this country around 2am on Tuesday.

The system has maintained its West North Westerly momentum bringing with it rainfall up to 8 inches and 10 inches in some areas, therefore flooding in low-lying areas and landslides are a real possibility in this scenario.