Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (August 26, 2019)
Event: Possible hurricane-force winds, heavy rains, and flooding country-wide. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) and Haiti-Meteo have issued a tropical storm warning for a weather system that is currently located approximately two hundred miles east-southeast of the Lesser Antilles.
According to this warning, environmental conditions appear conducive for additional gradual development, and a tropical or subtropical cyclone is likely to form within the next 48 hours as the system moves slowly northeastward. This system has a high chance (80 percent) of becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours. (http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/gtwo_atl.shtml).
The U.S. Embassy will continue to monitor the tropical storm’s track and will issue updated messages.
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