How did Hurricane Tammy affect Antigua and Barbuda

How did Hurricane Tammy affect Antigua and Barbuda?

Hurricane Tammy did affect Antigua and Barbuda, but only with minor consequences. Hurricane Tammy made landfall in Barbuda on October 22, 2023, with sustained winds of 85 mph to 95 mph. So, this phenomenon was considered as category 1. The storm caused minor property damage and flooding in both Barbuda and Antigua. Downed trees and power lines were also reported. However, there were no injuries.

Official reports thus far indicate that in Barbuda, there were minor damages to the roofs and siding of houses and businesses, as well as some fallen trees and power lines. In Antigua, the situation was even less severe, with reports of downed trees and power lines, but no significant damage to homes or businesses. 

The CDEMA (Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency) published some official information about hurricane Tammy. This organization states that in Barbuda there were seven people in shelters, three adults and four children. As for Antigua, the occupants of the shelters are returning to their homes. They also mentioned that search and rescue teams remain on alert, anticipating the cessation of the flash flood warning. Up to this point, there are no significant reports of incidents, damage, or flooding. NODS and the Weather Service are vigilantly tracking the advancement of the trailing bands and will issue additional updates to the public when necessary.

So, Hurricane Tammy formed over the Atlantic Ocean on October 18, 2023, and headed northwest towards the Leeward Islands. Tammy weakened slightly as it approached the islands, but still brought heavy rain, storm surge, and strong winds. It became a Category 1 hurricane on Friday, October 20, 2023, with winds of 75 mph (120 km/h). Weather authorities issued hurricane warnings and watches for multiple islands in the Leeward Islands. The storm veered slightly east of the islands. By Sunday, October 22, 2023, at 11:00 a.m., Tammy had positioned itself 60 miles north of Anguilla, leading to the discontinuation of all watches and warnings.

On the other hand, the last storm to visit these twin islands was Storm Philippe. If you want to know more details about this previous meteorological event, we invite you to see the consequences of the Philippe Storm in Antigua.

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