Hurricane Irma is now a category 5 hurricane. According to information from the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Meteorological Services, at 11 am today, Hurricane Irma was located near 16.8°N....58.4°W or about 230 miles East of the Leeward Islands and is moving westward at 14 mph.
A Small Craft Warning and High Surf Advisory for St.Vincent and the Grenadines will be in effect from 6:00 p.m, Monday 4th September, 2017 through to 6:00 a.m Wednesday 6th September, 2017. A Small-Craft Warning means in this case that seas equal to or greater than 3m (10ft) are already affecting or are expected to affect the marine area.
Come September 4th, school children will be comfortably transported to and from school, following the donation of 10 Toyota Coaster buses made possible through St. Vincent and the Grenadines’ bilateral relations with the Republic of China (Taiwan). The school buses were handed over on Monday 28th August, 2017 at a ceremony which took place on the E.T. Joshua Tarmac.
The partnership between the Government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines and the Republic of China (Taiwan) has once again borne fruit. These fruits of partnership are 10 Toyota Coaster school buses and 24 pieces of soil cultivators and power sprayers.
A Flood-Warning means that some flooding is already occurring or is likely to occur. The combination of the Inter Tropical Convergence Zone and a mid-level trough system has been generating cloudy to overcast skies, pockets of moderate to heavy showers, periods of rain and isolated thunderstorms across St. Vincent and the Grenadines during the morning.