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Friday, August 21, 2015
Update on Hurricane Danny
By NEMO Saint Lucia @ 10:17 AM :: 2221 Views :: Article Rating
As at 5:00 PM AST (2100 UTC), the center of Hurricane Danny was located near latitude 14.0 North and longitude 48.2 West or about 930 miles or 1495 km east of the Windward Islands.  Danny is moving toward the west-northwest near 10 mph (17 km/h), and this motion is expected to continue through tonight.  A turn toward the west is expected on Saturday or Saturday night.  On this forecast track, the center of Hurricane Danny is expected to pass near the Leeward Islands on Monday.    
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Thursday, August 20, 2015
Saint Lucians Urged to Keep an Eye on Hurricane Danny
By NEMO Saint Lucia @ 3:08 AM :: 2342 Views :: Article Rating
The National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) in coordination with the Saint Lucia Meteorological Services continues to monitor the development and progress of Hurricane Danny.

According to the Meteorological Services, as at 11:00 am today, the eye of Hurricane Danny was located near 12.5 degrees north, 44.8 degrees west or about 1100 miles / 1760 km east of the Windward Islands.  Danny is moving toward the west northwest at about 12 mph or 19 km/h and this general motion is expected for the next couple of days.  Maximum sustained winds are about 75 mph or 121 km/h and some additional strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours.  On this forecast track, the center of Danny is expected to pass over the Leeward Islands on Monday.
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Wednesday, August 19, 2015
NEMO Trains Shelter Managers
By NEMO Saint Lucia @ 3:44 PM :: 1895 Views :: Article Rating
Local capacity for managing emergency shelters in Saint Lucia has been enhanced following a training workshop for shelter managers held on August 17 and 18, 2015 at the conference room of the National Skills Development Centre (NSDC) in Vieux Fort.

Twenty-one persons from various District Disaster Committees and Religious Organizations benefitted from this two-day training workshop, which sought to provide designated shelters managers with the necessary knowledge and skills to effectively perform required duties for the operational management of emergency shelters.
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