Haiti: TS Isaac Threatens to be Hurricane by Weekend
- Wednesday, August 22, 2012 10:00 AM
MIAMI, USA (defend.ht) - A tropical storm named Isaac located east of the lesser Antilles is expected to be Hurricane Isaac when it passes directly over Port-au-Prince, Haiti on Saturday morning.
In-Depth Look At Tropical Storm Isaac
The tropical storm had become well organized in recent days but has sustained maximum wind speeds of 45 miles per hour.
The latest update, Tuesday 10 AM, from the National Meteorological Centre (NMC) of Haiti set the vigilance level to yellow. With this level, two down from the highest level of red, a warning of heavy rains, seas and risk of landslides and floods by Thursday was given.
Government officials are asking the public living in areas of high risk to exercise vigilance and strictly implement the following safety precautions in the cases of flooding, landslides, landslides and violent storms.
* Be prepared to evacuate if necessary areas prone to floods and landslides (seaside, gullies, rivers, mountain slopes, etc.).
* Do not cross rivers of water under any circumstances.
* In case of thunderstorms, do not shelter near windows and wooded areas.