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Officials meeting ahead of Issac

Officials meeting ahead of Issac
10 Sep

Although there is no clear indication of how serious the threat of Isaac is to Barbados, Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley is expressing concern about the country's readiness to face an impending natural disaster.

In a statement, she revealed that key stakeholders from the Barbados Meteorological Services, the Department of Emergency Management and the Royal Barbados Police Force have been working closely with her to prepare the country to face the threat of Hurricane Isaac.

At 5am on Monday, September 10th, The National Hurricane Centre reported the category one hurricane was at 14.7n 42.7w or about 1230 mi east of the Windward Islands

It is packing maximum sustained winds of 75 mph and is moving towards the west at 13 mph with a minimum central pressure of 993 MB.

There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect just yet, however interests in the Lesser Antilles are being encouraged to monitor the progress of Isaac.

On the forecast track, Isaac is forecast to move across the Lesser Antilles and into the eastern Caribbean Sea on Thursday and additional strengthening is expected over the next day or two.