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Storm Emily Upgraded to Hurricane

July 13th 2005

Emily Expected Path

The National Weather Service has issued Hurricane warnings for Grenada, Saint Vincent, The Grenadines and St. Lucia Islands.  A Tropical Storm Warning is still in effect for Barbados, and is now issued for Bonaire, Curacao and Aruba.  . 

The service says Emily has become a hurricane in the Windward Islands of the Caribbean. As of 11PM AST, the center of the hurricane was located just southeast of Grenada, and is headed west at 18 miles per hour.  The westerly direction is expected to continue for the next 24 hours. 

It is expected that the Hurricane will pass through the Windward Islands tonight and emerge in the Southeastern Caribbean early Thursday. 


Emily is a category ONE hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Scale with winds of 90 MPH.  Gusts exceed 90 MPH.  Winds speeds are expected to increase over the next 24 hours.  The Winds currently extend 25 miles outward from the center.  The tropical storm winds extend some 115 miles from the center. 

The minimum pressure is reported at 992 MB, or 29.29 inches.  Emily is expected to produce 3 to 6 inches of rain across the Windward Islands, and up to 12 inches in the mountains.  The rain could produce flash floods and mud slides. 

Two to four feet of coastal storm surge is expected.

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By Dan Wilson
Best Syndication Staff Writer







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