Hurricane Dean – Barbados Warning… No Direct Hit, But Don’t Stop Praying Just Yet

From the United States National Hurricane Center (Link Here)

Issued at 5am this morning. Next update 11am…

(Note: This is only a PARTIAL report. See the link above for the complete report)

WTNT34 KNHC 160913
TCPAT4
BULLETIN
HURRICANE DEAN ADVISORY NUMBER 12…CORRECTED
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL042007
500 AM AST THU AUG 16 2007

…CORRECTED WARNINGS…

…DEAN BECOMES A HURRICANE…HURRICANE WARNINGS ISSUED…

AT 5 AM AST…0900 UTC…HURRICANE WARNINGS HAVE BEEN ISSUED FOR THE ISLANDS OF DOMINICA AND ST. LUCIA BY THEIR RESPECTIVE GOVERNMENTS. A HURRICANE WARNING MEANS THAT HURRICANE CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED WITHIN THE WARNING AREA WITHIN THE NEXT 24 HOURS. PREPARATIONS TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY SHOULD BE RUSHED TO COMPLETION.

A HURRICANE WATCH CONTINUES FOR THE ISLANDS OF MARTINIQUE… GUADELOUPE AND ITS DEPENDENCIES…SABA…AND ST. EUSTATIUS. A HURRICANE WATCH MEANS THAT HURRICANE CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE WITHIN THE WATCH AREA…GENERALLY WITHIN 36 HOURS. HURRICANE OR TROPICAL STORM WARNINGS WILL LIKELY BE ISSUED FOR SOME OF THESE ISLANDS LATER THIS MORNING.

AT 5 AM AST…0900 UTC…THE METEOROLOGICAL SERVICE OF BARBADOS HAS ISSUED A TROPICAL STORM WARNING FOR BARBADOS. A TROPICAL STORM WARNING MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED WITHIN THE WARNING AREA WITHIN THE NEXT 24 HOURS.

AT 5 AM AST…0900 UTC…THE METEOROLOGICAL SERVICE OF BARBADOS HAS ISSUED A TROPICAL STORM WATCH FOR ST. VINCENT. A TROPICAL STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR ST. MAARTEN. A TROPICAL STORM WATCH MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE WITHIN THE WATCH AREA…GENERALLY WITHIN 36 HOURS.

INTERESTS ELSEWHERE IN THE LESSER ANTILLES…THE VIRGIN ISLAND…PUERTO RICO…AND HISPANIOLA SHOULD MONITOR THE PROGRESS
OF DEAN.

FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA…PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE.

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39 responses to “Hurricane Dean – Barbados Warning… No Direct Hit, But Don’t Stop Praying Just Yet

  1. Michael. Milton Keynes, Uk

    Yeah but remember, God was a Bajan, and I sure that he would not want to destroy his paradise…fear not…it will pass by just like a breeze!!

  2. God.

    God live-in SinPhilip!

    He stands on the SinP sea rocks and diverts them,
    – North or South
    but NOT HERE!

  3. BFP

    Be careful about your God pronouncements, folks. Cockiness is not faith. For me, I’ll continue praying.

  4. Nonsense

    I am praying its speed would not drop to less than 14mph,@21mph we will only get 45mins not much for this little bim ,God bless us all.

  5. WoeIsMe

    Well!
    My knickers have been in one twist, let me tell you, for the last two and a half days!
    Not much happens around here, so when something of this Sheer Magnitude happens, I start to friken one time!

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  7. Barbadian Beauty

    Even as we keep Barbados in our prayers, please don’t forget to pray for the other Caribbean islands also affected.

  8. WoeIsMe

    Pray for Jamaica!
    By de time it get-dung dey
    it gyne be cookin!

  9. celeste

    I have never understood the pray in adversity brigade. Presumably you pray because you believe in God but it’s your God that is preying (good pun) on you. And when God reeks havoc on you and not me (an Atheist) what is God’s point did she not accept your prayers? maybe you prayed to the wrong God and the right God got upset with you or maybe there isn’t a God at all and you should have spent your time in Carters instead

  10. Hants

    Celeste, the God I believe in gave me a brain to use.

    You should pray for God’s help and protection but use the brain he gave you to prepare and protect yourself from a Hurricane.

  11. celeste

    God gave you your brain – cool (does that make you Jesus?) – sadly I’ve only the ‘basic model’ courtesy of my parents

  12. Hants

    Celeste when Hurricane coming. Buy lumber,
    stock up on food, water, flashlights etc. board up your doors and windows and pray for God to spare you and your country.
    Or if you are an Atheist don’t bother to pray. The rest of us will pray for you.

  13. Renee

    Why has’nt the GOB issued any alerts to the public? What are they waiting on?

  14. Pogo

    What protections we got in place here in Barbados so we don’t get new orleans problems if hurricane hits? Not everyone got the power money or strength to board up and bail out so what are we gonna do?

  15. Lanesse

    So folks, what time is this baby supposed to hit? tonight? tomorrow morning?? Have to start bringing in my plants 😛 I hear Town will be shut tomorrow, lucky dem, I still got to go to work.

  16. Caan Understand

    Pogo

    2.00 a.m on Friday Morning.

  17. Lanesse

    thanks 🙂

  18. ziggy

    celeste you made my day. I don’t have the courage to mess wit Bajans and dey God.. dat the flying fish, oil, dey money, passport etc…

  19. Anonymous

    BFP family, hope you are well prepared but hope Barbados and the rest of the Caribbean is spared from serious damage.

  20. Hants

    Sorry, the above comment is mine

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  22. Bajaninbda

    bajan living thousands of miles away following developments closely. still have lots of family there and i wish you guys all the best. i’ll be up till foreday morning keeping in touch, just like everybody home in Bim.

  23. Storm Watcher

    Hi folks … hope everyone’s ok … here on the south we getting some serious gusts (its just after 6:00am)
    but not any real damage that I can see from here.
    St. Lucy folk may not be so lucky though …

  24. Anonymous

    a little piddly piece oh wind and bajans panicked yesterday lol i had to go into a hardware store to buy sand paper i had a good laugh at people wasting money i told someone i wsnt buying batteries cause i wouldnt need them the system was already too far north i do prepare for serious systems though im not saying i dont ever prepare

  25. Anonymous

    wat we need is a good wind to blow way allard and all those ugly huts and his nasty bird swamp

  26. Thistle

    I had thought of suggesting that BFP ban that idiot,”Anonymous” with his/her hatred of beauty and beautiful things, but you know what? I think Anonymous is doing more good than harm because he/she is building up a hatred against himself/herself and an ever-increasing desire for the preservation of Graeme Hall. Anonymous is, in fact, doing a “Brer Rabbit”. He/she is either very clever or a very sick person.

  27. Anonymous

    thistle shut up i aint the only one saying to fill in the swamp and put some high rise housing

  28. Anonymous

    i wish the hurricane had blown away that moron allard who isnt welc0me in this island any how and his nasty birds

  29. HH

    Hi how comes the after effects of wind and rain are especially in St Thomas, St Andrew, St Joseph, St Lucy and we still have to go to work like nothing, driving on the road can be very dangerous considering the fallen trees and stuff. Is this a wise decision………… you should ensure that the nation is safe

  30. J. Payne

    Yahoo is reporting one death already. A drowning.

    Hurricane Dean strengthens to Category 3
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070817/ap_on_re_la_am_ca/tropical_weather

  31. J. Payne

    The storm chasers are all out..

    http://www.stormcarib.com/

    Caribbean islands very realistically need to look at burying their power lines in the future just like Patrick Manning announced T&T would begin doing because with global warming these storms may become worse and worse.
    ———-

    Article: Trinidad Electricity Company to run cables underground
    Date: Wednesday, January 05th, 2005
    Source: http://www.Cananews.com – Caribbean News Agency (CANA)

    Link: http://www.cananews.com/news.htm

    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – The Trinidad and Tobago Electricity
    Commission (T&TEC) says it will install transmission cables
    underground in a bid to minimise the damage that could be caused by
    natural disasters, as had been the case, when Hurricane Ivan slammed
    into Grenada last September.

    “We have started work already, the engineering work into under
    grounding the distribution work in the city,” the Commission’s acting
    general manager Indarjit Singh told a media gathering on Tuesday.

    Singh said that because of the devastation caused in Grenada when
    Hurricane Ivan slammed into the island on September 7 last year, “we
    have started preparing and we have a long-term plan to underground
    most of the distribution networks”.

    “In a sense we have already started to prepare for disaster,” Singh
    said noting that the project would be a “very expensive and tedious”
    one because “it is very easy to go underground when you are dealing
    with a new, virgin system, but once you going into an existing system,
    it’s very difficult”.

    Singh told journalists that T&TEC expected to increase its capacity by
    about 200 megawatts, and that over the next three years, the company
    intends to install a new power station in Tobago.

    “We are expecting (natural) gas in Tobago and if that come to
    fruition, the generation in Tobago will be base load generation,” he
    said noting that at present, Tobago is being supplied with electricity
    by two submarine cables from Trinidad.

    “With gas in Tobago, it will be more economical to supply Tobago with
    its own generation and possibly feed back to Trinidad some small
    amount,” he added.[-End]

  32. we are so lucky we have to pray for those unfortunate islands and for those who are fortunate

  33. armchair critic

    It’s important that we keep our Caribbean brothers and sisters in our thoughts and prayers, especially those in Jamaica. Dean has turned into to a monster storm with the latest prediction suggesting it will hit Jamaica possibly as a category five which will result in unimaginable damage and destruction. Jamaica we pray for you!!!

  34. Jaybe

    Will it all be lovely again by the 25th?? I want to come on holiday without my umberella!!!

  35. Sarah

    Hi Guys

    Hope you’ve all been spared, can’t wait to see you all again in a month

  36. Location, location, location!

    Depending on which way (any) hurricane passes this little dot in the sea, the effects on our various coasts can vary widely.
    Here’s a story for you.

    As a small boy, I went thru JANET in Sept,1955
    at a house at the Rockley end of Dayrells Rd.
    Believe me it was a serious storm, and my father and I went drivin-bout after(to my mother’s great chagrin) and there was wreckage and fallen trees all over the place! It was BAD.

    The folks who actually owned the house were ‘spending the month’ at a bay-house in the Bathsheba/Cattlewash area
    and barely knew we were going thru a hurricane over on the South Coast!
    – they had a day of dark skies and kinda-stormy weather!
    ————-
    Also, I recently read a story of a (Northern?) taxi-driver who(during the same JANET!) told his tourist passengers that it was ‘just a bit of high wind’, when they expressed anxiety over worsening weather conditions.
    I don’t think they could have been on the South Coast!!
    —————-
    I went thru Hurricane Allen on the West Coast, where it was a fair bruiser!
    Every single W.Coast glass-bottom boat was a-wallow!
    Years later, a lady who at the time lived in Golf Club Rd. described Allen as “a non-event”
    – she was on an entirely different Coast and had entirely different weather conditions/experience.

    Depends on where you are, nuh?!

  37. Location, location, location!

    “Will it all be lovely again by the 25th?? I want to come on holiday without my umberella!!! she wants to know…
    Lady, it’s lovely already..at today is de 21st.

    Come.
    Bring the Umberella, but only because it’s Rainy Season and yuh might need de Umberella for a passin’ shower or two.

    Barbados suffered NO damage to speak of.
    We are fine and open for business.

  38. J. Payne

    Who sang that Calypso song about Janet the one where he sound- like he singing about a women???

    The one with the chorus line:

    “Janet- you rock me all night long.”
    (background singers), “all night, all night!”
    “Janet- you rock me up and down.”
    (background singers), “whole night, whole night!”

    “Aye-aye, aye-aye, aye-aye, Janet- you rock-up.” “Janet- you wine up! Janet!”

    I’ve been trying to find that song all over. I wrote down Sheldon Hayes but I think that’s wrong?

  39. Marzina

    Are you sure praying is necessary in case of hurricane ! Ask Laetitia she would tell you !