Location: 15.8 N 58.8 W, 162 miles, 261 km East of Dominica
Moving: West at 15 mph Maximum Sustained
Winds: 50 mph
POSSIBLE IMPACT TO DOMINICA
- Rainfall amounts of 2 to 4 inches (50 to 100 mm) with higher amounts in elevated areas.
- Flash flooding and landslides.
- Wind gusts of Tropical Storm Strength.
- Rough seas on the East, North, and West coasts.
ACTIONS OF THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY PLANNING ORGANIZATION (NEPO)
i. The ODM has updated the NEPO Mechanism, and all emergency systems have been placed on ALERT.
ii. The Hon. Prime Minister, Chairperson of NEPO, the Minister for National Security and Home Affairs, the Cabinet Secretary and other officials have been briefed.
iii. A Tropical Storm WATCH is in effect for Dominica as of 6:00 AM, September 16, 2022. This means that tropical storm conditions are possible within 12 - 36 hours. Slides and road blockages may be reported to the Ministry of Public Works and the Digital Economy at tel. #: 618 3129.
iv. At this time emergency shelters will remain closed however, Shelter Managers have been placed on ALERT.
v. Heavy equipment operators have been placed on ALERT and will be prepositioned as needed throughout the day.
vi. Schools have been suspended today, September 16, 2022.
vii. Work continues today.
ADVICE TO THE PUBLIC
Residents in Dominica are advised to:
i. Continue to monitor the progress of this weather system.
ii. Limit outdoor activities particularly during the evening of Friday, September 16, 2022, into Saturday, September 17, 2022.
iii. Exercise caution in hotspots for flooding and landslides and be ready to take quick action.
iv. Take time to check on their emergency kits.
v. Stay tuned to the official media outlets for updates on the progress of the system and the actions of the National Emergency Planning Organization (NEPO).
The National Emergency Planning Organization (NEPO) will continue to monitor the progress of Tropical Storm Fiona and provide updates as necessary.