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Hurricane WARNING for St. Martin/St. Maarten
      #1742558 - 09/04/17 11:17 AM (107.77.253.3)

BULLETIN
Hurricane Irma Advisory Number 21
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL112017
1100 AM AST Mon Sep 04 2017

...HURRICANE WARNINGS ISSUED FOR PORTIONS OF THE LEEWARD ISLANDS...
...HURRICANE WATCHES ISSUED FOR THE BRITISH AND U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS
AND PUERTO RICO...


SUMMARY OF 1100 AM AST...1500 UTC...INFORMATION
-----------------------------------------------
LOCATION...16.8N 53.3W
ABOUT 560 MI...905 KM E OF THE LEEWARD ISLANDS
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...120 MPH...195 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...WSW OR 255 DEGREES AT 14 MPH...22 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...944 MB...27.88 INCHES


WATCHES AND WARNINGS
--------------------
CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:

The government of Antigua has issued a Hurricane Warning for the
islands of Antigua, Barbuda, Anguilla, Montserrat, St. Kitts, and
Nevis. A Hurricane Watch has been issued for the British Virgin
Islands.

The government of the Netherlands has issued a Hurricane Warning for
the islands of Saba, St. Eustatius, and Sint Maarten.

The government of France has issued a Hurricane Warning for St.
Martin and Saint Barthelemy. A Hurricane Watch has been issued for
Guadeloupe.

A Hurricane Watch has been issued for the U.S. Virgin Islands,
Puerto Rico, Vieques, and Culebra.

The government of Barbados has issued a Tropical Storm Watch for
Dominica.

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for...
* Antigua, Barbuda, Anguilla, Montserrat, St. Kitts, and Nevis
* Saba, St. Eustatius, and Sint Maarten
* Saint Martin and Saint Barthelemy

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for...
* Guadeloupe
* British Virgin Islands
* U.S. Virgin Islands
* Puerto Rico, Vieques, and Culebra

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for...
* Dominica

A Hurricane Warning means that hurricane conditions are expected
somewhere within the warning area. A warning is typically issued
36 hours before the anticipated first occurrence of tropical-storm-
force winds, conditions that make outside preparations difficult or
dangerous. Preparations to protect life and property should be
rushed to completion.

A Hurricane Watch means that hurricane conditions are possible
within the watch area. A watch is typically issued 48 hours before
the anticipated first occurrence of tropical-storm-force winds,
conditions that make outside preparations difficult or dangerous.

A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are
possible within the watch area, generally within 48 hours.

Interests in the Dominican Republic, Haiti, the Turks and Caicos
Islands, and the southeastern Bahamas should monitor the progress of
Irma.


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Re: Hurricane WARNING for St. Martin/St. Maarten [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1742559 - 09/04/17 11:23 AM (107.77.253.3)

48 hour outlook is 145 mph winds, when it is 20 miles from SXM..

...and long range, this thing is possibly headed for the Gulf of Mexico? Wow..


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Re: Hurricane WARNING for St. Martin/St. Maarten [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1742560 - 09/04/17 11:31 AM (24.181.183.47)

Response to BeachKitten on the other thread. Condo at Cupecoy Beach club, ocean front, but is on a cliff, just not much "realestate" in front of it. Hurricane shutters are down. Porches cleared out and it is first floor. Saving grace is it's the west side of the island. But remember Luis!

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Re: Hurricane WARNING for St. Martin/St. Maarten [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1742565 - 09/04/17 11:44 AM (75.133.113.202)

To Kim because I love you.........

Take a deep breath - I know it's a lot easier to say than to do but I'm thinking and hoping you and your new island home will be okay, all things taken in consideration. Those condos have withstood a lot of years and a lot of storms and you do have seemingly caring on-site managers who, by all appearances so far, go way out of their way to keep everything in tiptop condition.

And to all our island friends and acquaintances because we care......

Prayers for the people of the islands who, from the looks of things, may need every prayer they can get. Hopefully by now they've taken all the precautions and purchased all the necessary provisions, and like all of us, they wait. And there's still a slight hope the storm could veer out to sea and head further north, not that we wish this storm on anyone else or anywhere else.

--------------------
Respectfully,

pat



"Always keep your words soft and sweet, just in case you have to eat
them."


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Re: Hurricane WARNING for St. Martin/St. Maarten [Re: pat]
      #1742575 - 09/04/17 12:49 PM (68.35.166.101)

I got lucky today , we were due to fly in on the 9th, the owner of our villa gave me full credit for our rental without even asking for it and delta waved all the fees and returned all my skymiles used plus gave me a credit for my tickets to use at a later date. It just sucks that our vacation had to be canceled at the last minute. Our problems of canceling a vacation are very trivial compared to the residents in harms way those people need a lot of thoughts and prayers

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Re: Hurricane WARNING for St. Martin/St. Maarten [Re: Homebrew]
      #1742587 - 09/04/17 01:56 PM (12.180.228.88)

Here is a link to the ST. Maarten Red Cross

http://afdeling.rodekruis.nl/afdeling/stmaarten/what-you-can-do/donor

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Do what you can/ With what you have. Where you are. - T. Roosevelt


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Re: Hurricane WARNING for St. Martin/St. Maarten [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1742590 - 09/04/17 02:19 PM (184.151.36.107)

Just read on FB that the airport is clsing on Tuesday at 2:00 pm

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Re: Hurricane WARNING for St. Martin/St. Maarten [Re: wabid]
      #1742591 - 09/04/17 02:19 PM (65.13.175.190)

Good luck everyone !! Stay safe ! We went through Gonzalos (sp?) at Club O in studio #18 or #20 can't remember, and it was a horrible experience. They kept thinking it was going to bypass the Island, then it hit. Tiko Tiko ended up on the beach next to Papagayo. No way I would go through that again. Head to the airport and get out now if you can. You can always return when things have returned to normal.

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Re: Hurricane WARNING for St. Martin/St. Maarten [Re: o2bnsxm]
      #1742593 - 09/04/17 02:43 PM (24.102.161.71)

Yup that's good advice for those that do not live on Island or vacationers. But there are people that need to stay, and those that need to oversee the damage...If you live there, or own property there!!! You need to face this head on. No one will repair but owners.. Yes stay safe, but there are people that can not just get off the Island. And there are those that will have to travel back to oversee damage...If your taking a vacation this week? Cancel for sure... the only invested interest for you is your vacation... I would not come on Island unless its free of this monster... For my long time friends in St.M. Gods speed... We know this has to bring back ugly memorys for you... Lets all pray this hurricane starts to pick up speed. Sitting and pounding is not good.

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Re: Hurricane WARNING for St. Martin/St. Maarten [Re: sasasal]
      #1742613 - 09/04/17 05:06 PM (71.1.31.162)

The 5:00 PM advisory from the NHC is not good. Now a Cat 4, with the forecasted track only about 15 miles NNE of Tintamarre.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.


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