Hurricane Jose may devastate countries already decimated by hurricane Irma
By Wire Staff
September 07, 2017 5:50 P.M
Forecasted path for hurricane jose.
Roseau, Dominica (TDN)
- Weather forecasters are warning that a dangerous hurricane Jose may yet strike Caribbean islands still reeling from the devastating impact of hurricane Irma.
At 5:00 P.M on Thursday September 7, 2017 hurricane Jose was located at 15.5 degrees North latitude and 52.4 degrees West longitude or a mere 590 miles East of the Lesser Antilles.
On its current course the hurricane is expected to track a similar course to that of hurricane Irma when it first made landfall on Wednesday. The quickly strengthening storm has sustained winds of 120 miles an hour.
Storm weary authorities still reeling from the death and destruction of hurricane Irma have issued hurricane and tropical storm watches for Antigua and Barbuda, Anguilla, St Maarten, St Kitts and Nevis, Montserrat and Saba.
These islands are expected to be affected before the dangerous category 3 storm makes a sharp turn to the right back into the open Atlantic.
According to the National Hurricane Center in Miami, Jose is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 2 to 6 inches in the Islands from Dominica to Anguilla. Isolated maximum amounts of 10 inches are possible in the northern Leeward Islands from Antigua and Barbuda to Anguilla. This rainfall will maintain any ongoing flooding and may cause additional life-threatening flooding.
Many residents may not even receive news of the approaching storm since radio stations on the islands are not operating and there is no electrical power and telephone services on the islands.