Haiti could be spared devastation from Hurricane IRMA

Sep 7, 2017
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Hurricane IRMA - 7 Sep 2017 1630Z - Location: 20.1 N - 69.0 W - Winds: 150 knots - Central Pressure: 921mb

Rain and storm surge will likely be the larger concern from Hurricane IRMA

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Haiti could be spared devastation from Hurricane IRMA

Thursday Sep 7 - The official forecast track can change significantly over the next 24 hours. The wind radii of the ATCF chart expects a low chance that Haiti will see significant wind

HaitiAction.net - Tabarre, Haiti - If the current forecast track is accurate, the northern coast of Haiti should be spared impact from the deadly winds of Hurricane IRMA. The same areas should see significant rainfall and flash flood are likely. The center of IRMA is expected to travel between West Caicos and Little Inagua Island about 100-120 miles north of Cap Haitien. If that’s the case then there’s only a 30% chance that Tropical Storm force winds will touch Haiti. Of course everyone in Haiti should understand that IRMA doesn’t take directions from the National Hurricane Center in Miami and everyone should have completed storm preparations by now.

Storm Surge is biggest danger
At minimum, everyone with a coastal property — even in Sud — that could be affected by a 40 foot storm surge should evacuate to higher ground and safest shelter through Friday. The problem is that they also need to be mindful of flash floods and probable landslides as well. IRMA could dump 20+ inches in the higher elevations.

Right now there is no threat that Hurricane JOSE will impact Haiti. The current forecast track has JOSE curving into a more northerly track into a trough. The developing trough off of the East Coast of the USA might just have more impact IRMA as well; tracking it slightly north of the current model consensus.

For the latest updates the National Hurricane Center in Miami, Florida will have the latest updates in the English language. For French (why not Kreyol?) go to Haiti’s own Centre national de météorologie. For Spanish, Cuba’s own INSMET site is best

HaitiAction.net has a Tropical Cyclone page that link to all of these resources and many more. No pop-up advertising to waste your time and no clickbait links to get you distracted. If you want to donate to our work, many in Haiti thank you in advance.

HaitiAction.net will closely monitor the development of these conditions and provide an update on this page if needed.


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