September 19, 2017
Storm Security and Hurricane Industry News


TS Erika Off Cuban Coast

         At 8 a.m. (EDT) Saturday, August 29, 2015, Tropical Storm Erika was about 55 miles east-northeast of Holguin, Cuba, moving west-northwest at near 20 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center. A turn to the northwest and a decrease in forward speed are expected on Sunday, August 30. A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for southeastern and central Bahamas. A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for northwestern Bahamas.

         Erikaís sustained winds are near 40 mph with higher gusts. Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 140 miles mainly over water to the east of the stormís center. Erika is expected to produce total rainfall accumulations of up to 10 inches across portions of the Dominican Republic, Haiti and eastern Cuba through Sunday, NHC states.

         NHC adds that U.S. Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft currently are investigating the storm system. Early data suggest Erika is degenerating to a trough of low pressure.

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