Hurricane Elsa turns into a Type 1 hurricane: threatens Cuba and Barbados and makes its way to Miami

Hurricane Elsa turns into a Type 1 hurricane: threatens Cuba and Barbados and makes its way to Miami
(Photo: RAMMB / NOAA / GOES-16)

The tropical storm Elsa turned into a hurricane, located about 30 kilometers west-southwest of Barbados, with winds of up to 120 kilometers per hour., The National Hurricane Center of the United States (CNH) reported this Friday.

Heavy rains and winds lashed Barbados as the hurricane made landfall on islands such as Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, which have been devastated by recent volcanic eruptions. Elsa’s eye was about 120 kilometers (75 miles) east of San Vicente, traveling at 44 km / h (28 miles) west-northwest.

According to the planned route for this climate event, His course will have an impact in Miami in the first few days of next week. Before that, Cuba, Puerto Rico and the other islands in the Caribbean are being compromised.

Authorities in Havana warned on Thursday of heavy and heavy rain that could come with Elsa, which is currently advancing through the Caribbean seas, and is expected to reach the eastern region of the island this weekend.

These conditions will gradually shift to the central and western parts of the Caribbean. According to the “Early Warning Notice” issued today by the Cuban Civil Defense, it calls on the public to pay attention to its guidance and the reports of the Meteorological Agency (INSMED).

This note highlights the complexity of the current epidemiological situation due to COVID-19 and calls for specified guarantees to mitigate the effects of natural disasters, including increased hydrometeorological monitoring of emissions, conservation of economic resources, collection of agricultural products and activities.

(Credit: National Hurricane Center)
(Credit: National Hurricane Center)

Warning in Puerto Rico

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The U.S. Coast Guard issued an X-ray alert for the ports of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands this Thursday as a tropical storm approaches Elsa.

X-ray port alert, which still allows normal operations, when installed Winds lasting more than 60 kilometers per hour are expected within 48 hours.

At the same time, he calls for “necessary precautions” to be taken and “to be vigilant” about any weather forecast and trend now known as Hurricane Elsa..

(Credit: National Hurricane Center)
(Credit: National Hurricane Center)

During the X-ray condition the port facilities will be open to commercial traffic and all operations may continue as long as it is operational. That statement reminds me of that All merchant ships over 500 tons must plan to leave the port Also those wishing to stay at the port should immediately contact the port authorities and present a safe mooring plan.

The Coast Guard advises cruise ships to seek safe port It warns the marine community to be vigilant and take necessary precautionary measures as the waters of the Eastern Caribbean approach.

Obviously, citizens are also advised to stay away from beaches because even the best swimmers can fall victim to strong waves and tear the currents caused by hurricanes.

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