Is Tropical Storm Philippe affecting Antigua and Barbuda?

Is Tropical Storm Philippe affecting Antigua and Barbuda?

Yes, Tropical Storm Philippe is affecting Antigua and Barbuda. A tropical storm warning went into effect for the islands on Sunday (October 1st), and is expected to remain in effect until at least Tuesday (October 3rd). The storm is forecast to pass near or just northeast of the northern Leeward Islands, including Antigua and Barbuda, on Monday and Monday night.

Philippe is expected to bring heavy rain and possible flooding to parts of the Leeward Islands, including Antigua and Barbuda. Barbuda and Antigua are expected to receive 4 to 6 inches of rain, while the rest of the Leeward Islands may experience 2 to 4 inches of rain. Additionally, this tropical storm has winds of 50 mph and is 55 miles east-southeast of Barbuda.

Residents of Antigua and Barbuda are advised to closely monitor the storm's progress and take necessary precautions, such as securing loose objects around their homes and businesses, and stocking up on supplies. They should also be prepared to evacuate if necessary.

So, some of the measures that are normally recommended to the inhabitants of the island during these events are:

  • Monitor weather forecasts and warnings from local authorities.
  • Have a plan for where you will go and what you will do if a hurricane approaches.
  • Make sure your lodging has shutters and other safety devices.
  • Stock up on food, water and other supplies.
  • Be prepared to evacuate if necessary.

On the other hand, LIAT Airlines cancelled some of its flights during the passage of this storm. The airline remains with customer service available for passengers to contact to find out if their specific flight was cancelled. 

The hurricane and storm season in the Caribbean has begun. So, at least in Antigua and Barbuda, residents are on alert from June to November. This year one of the most threatening hurricanes of the season has already passed (Hurricane Lee). Fortunately this hurricane did not directly affect the island of Antigua and Barbuda.

In summary, specialists and observers of these phenomena, as well as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecast that there will be between 12 to 17 storms approximately this year, a number that is normally estimated. However, these forecasts may change.

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