ODM Alerts Emergency Support Functions to Monitor Tropical Wave/Low#98; Public advised to monitor pr

The Department of Disaster Management (ODM) has alerted its 10 Emergency Support Functions (ESFs) to closely monitor the progress of a strong Tropical Wave (TW) associated with a Low Pressure system #98, which has the potential to become a tropical depression/storm within the next day or two.


The population is advised to closely monitor the progress of this system. Heavy rain and high winds are a possibility over the weekend.

The National Hurricane Center out of Miami says that a tropical storm warning could be required for portions of the Leeward Islands. A hurricane reconnaissance flight will be made into the system this afternoon – Friday.

The disturbance is between St. Lucia and Dominica, and moving Northwest or North-Northwest at 10-15 miles per hour.

The 10 ESFs that form the country’s’ disaster management organization are: GEBE Utility Company, Telem Telecommunications, Public Works Dept., Fire Dept., Police, Ministry of Public Health and Social Development, Dept of Communications, Ministry of General Affairs, and the Ministry of Tourism, Economy, Transportation and Telecommunications.