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Tropical Storm Ernesto: Caribbean Threat

After lashing parts of the Windward Islands with wind gusts up to 63 mph and bands of locally heavy rain, the center of Tropical Storm Ernesto is now in the Caribbean Sea, and looks increasingly likely to threaten parts of the western Caribbean early next week. The government of Jamaica issued a tropical storm watch for Jamaica at 8 a.m. ...

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Tropical Storm Ernesto: Caribbean Threat

Tropical Storm Ernesto has now entered the Caribbean Sea and could threaten marine interests throughout the region. On the current forecast track, the centre of Ernesto is expected to pass south of Haiti on Sunday morning and continue south of Jamaica’s mainland by Sunday afternoon. The tropical storm is now forecast to be in the vicinity of the Pedro Cays ...

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See The Transit of Venus 2012

Today, Venus will cross in front of the sun, a rare phenomenon known as the transit of Venus and an event which will not occur again for more than 100 years. Depending on the position of the observer, the exact times can vary by up to ±7 minutes. Transits of Venus are among the rarest of predictable celestial phenomena and ...

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Jamaicans Told to Prepare For 11 Storms

JAMAICA could be hit by as many as 11 storms this year amidst predictions for a less than active Atlantic Hurricane Season, which began yesterday and runs through to November 30. Scientists are forecasting up to 15 named storms, three of which could become major hurricanes. Already two storms — Alberto and Beryl — have formed outside the official hurricane ...

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Dominica to Seek Outside aid Following Flooding

ROSEAU, Dominica, – The official assessment is not yet complete, by Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has already indicated he will have to seek outside help to deal with damage caused by then-Tropical Storm Ophelia. On Thursday, government officials and others involved in disaster management toured areas damaged by the weather system, primarily along the west coast. “The Local Government Department ...

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Bermuda Under TS Watch as Ophelia Approaches

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua – Bermuda is under Tropical Storm Watch as a strengthening Category Two Hurricane Ophelia heads its way after causing widespread flooding in Dominica and other regional islands. The National Hurricane Centre (NCH) in Miami said the centre is forecast to pass east of the country Saturday, as it moves toward the north-northwest near 9 miles per hour ...

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