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CLOSURE OF SCHOOLS : September 27 - 28, 2018

Following a pre-strike meeting of the National Emergency Management Committee (NEMAC) held on Wednesday 26th September 2018 regarding the potential impact and forecast track of Tropical Storm Kirk; it was decided that all schools will be closed on Thursday, September 27, 2018 and Friday, September 28, 2018.However, all principals and teachers are expected to report to their respective schools tomorrow from 9:00 a.m. to activate their continuity of operations plans.Please note that all private and public sector organizations will remain open.It is expected that the island will begin to feel the effects of Tropical Storm Kirk as early as midday tomorrow. The full effect of the storm should be felt around 8:00 p.m. in the evening.Please remain vigilant and continue to monitor the progress of the Storm.

TROPICAL STORM WARNING ISSUED FOR SAINT LUCIA

Saint Lucia has been place under Tropical Storm Warning as of 5:00 a.m. today, September 26, 2018. Tropical Storm Kirk is located near latitude 11.8 North, longitude 52.7 West of Saint Lucia. Maximum sustained winds are at 40 miles per hour. A westward to west-northwestward motion is expected through Friday night. Tropical Storm Kirk is located at about 470 MI...755 KM E of Barbados.On the forecast track, Kirk is expected to approach Barbados and the northern Windward Islands Thursday afternoon and move into the eastern Caribbean Sea by Friday morning.A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions areexpected somewhere within the warning area within 36 hours.RESIDENTS ARE ASKED TO CONTINUE TO CLOSELY MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF THE STORM AND TO BE VIGILANT.

TROPICAL STORM WARNING ISSUED FOR SAINT LUCIA

Saint Lucia has been place under Tropical Storm Warning as of 5:00 a.m. today, September 26, 2018. Tropical Storm Kirk is located near latitude 11.8 North, longitude 52.7 West of Saint Lucia. Maximum sustained winds are at 40 miles per hour. A westward to west-northwestward motion is expected through Friday night. Tropical Storm Kirk is located at about 470 MI...755 KM E of Barbados.On the forecast track, Kirk is expected to approach Barbados and the northern Windward Islands Thursday afternoon and move into the eastern Caribbean Sea by Friday morning.A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions areexpected somewhere within the warning area within 36 hours.RESIDENTS ARE ASKED TO CONTINUE TO CLOSELY MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF THE STORM AND TO BE VIGILANT.

POST TROPICAL STORM ISAAC

Saint Lucia was spared the effects of heavy rainfall associated with Tropical Storm Isaac which was expected to produce 50 mm – 100 mm on the island from September 12 - 14, 2018.The centre of Isaac passed between Martinique and Dominica with maximum sustained winds of about 45 mph. The system has now weakened into a Tropical Depression and convection associated with Isaac diminished considerably. Isaac is expected to dissipate within the next few days.The cloud system associated with Isaac remains poorly organized and Saint Lucia fell between the rain bands of Isaac, hence the island has thus far not received the expected rainfall. However, cloudiness and showers trailing Tropical Depression Isaac will continue to affect the Lesser Antilles including Saint Lucia during the next 24 hours.Residents especially those in flood and landslide prone areas are to be vigilant; and small craft operators and sea bathers are advised to exercise caution due to locally rough seas.For additional in ...

CLOSURE OF SCHOOLS

The Ministry of Education, Innovation, Gender Relations and Sustainable Development has taken the decision that all schools will be closed tomorrow, Thursday, September 13, 2018. This is due to expected heavy rains from Tropical Storm Isaac.Parents and Guardians are to listen to official announcements on the media for further information on the re-opening of schools on Friday, September 14, 2018.

TROPICAL STORM ISAAC UPDATE

Tropical Storm Isaac is expected to remain at tropical storm intensity when it moves across the Lesser Antilles on Thursday. Both global and regional models are in agreement that the centre of Tropical Storm Isaac will pass well north of Saint Lucia on Thursday. Tropical storm warnings are in effect for Martinique, Dominica, and Guadeloupe. Tropical storm watches are in effect for Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, Antigua, and Saba and St. Eustatius.A rain band associated with the tropical storm has begun affecting the Lesser Antilles including Saint Lucia. Tropical Storm Isaac is expected to produce total rainfall accumulations of 50 – 100 mm on Saint Lucia from this evening into early morning Friday, September 12, 2018. Tropical storm force winds are not expected to affect Saint Lucia during the passage of Isaac and it has not been deemed necessary to issue a tropical storm watch or warning for Saint Lucia. This does not mean that residents should relax preparedness and mitigation m ...

NEMO ENCOURAGES RESIDENTS TO REMAIN VIGILANT AS TROPICAL STORM ISAAC APPROACHES

The National Emergency Management Organization continues to monitor the progress of Tropical Storm Isaac which is expected to move across the Lesser Antilles, near Dominica on Thursday according to the forecast track. At 5:00 am today, the center of Tropical Storm Isaac was located near latitude 14.6 degrees north, longitude 48.1 degrees west which is about 860 miles or 1390 kilometers east of Saint Lucia. Isaac is moving toward the west near 14 mph or 22 km/h and this general motion speed is expected to continue through the end of the week. Maximum sustained winds are near 70 mph or 110 km/h with higher gusts. Little change in strength is expected over the next day or two, but Isaac is forecast to be at or near hurricane strength when it reaches the Lesser Antilles.NEMO encourages all residents and visitors alike to remain vigilant and in a constant state of preparedness for any possible impacts from this system. Plan and prepare for worst case scenarios as the pace at which these ...

CLOSURE - NATIONAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ORGANIZATION (NEMO)

The National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) wishes to inform the public that its Secretariat located at Bisee, Castries will be closed on Friday, September 07, 2018 from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.This is to facilitate their attendance at the funeral service of a parent of a member of staff.NEMO takes this opportunity to apologize for any inconvenience caused and should it be necessary to contact the office; the following telephone numbers are provided: (758) 484-9860 or (758) 461-7623.