ODM calls on population to monitor the progress of Tropical Storm Leslie

The Department of Disaster Management (ODM) is calling on the population to monitor government and weather reports related to the 12th tropical weather system for the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season, Tropical Storm (TS) Leslie, which was located on Thursday afternoon over 1000 miles East of the Lesser Antilles.


TS Leslie does not pose any threat to land at this point in time. Leslie is strengthening and is expected to become a hurricane. The system is forecasted to pass North East of Sint Maarten over the weekend.

TS Leslie will go down in the record books as the second earliest formation of a 12th named storm in the Atlantic Basin, eclipsed only by Hurricane Luis of 1995, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC).

TS Leslie on Thursday afternoon was moving Westward at approximately 21 miles per hour; however the storm is forecast to make a West North West turn in the next few days according to the NHC.

ODM will be closely monitoring the progress of this system and will provide updates to the general public via various forms of media.