Please be advised that effective 1700hrs Grenada has been placed under a tropical storm warning in advance of Tropical Storm Tomas. We have been advised to expect storm force conditions within the next 12-24 hours. We have been monitoring this system since Thursday, when we began our usual procedure of double-checking the boat straps and propping stands, removing covers/awnings and securing the buildings and equipment.
AT 800 PM AST…0000 UTC…THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM TOMAS WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 11.6 NORTH…LONGITUDE 57.6 WEST. TOMAS IS
MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 15 MPH…24 KM/HR…AND THIS
MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE FOR THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS.
ON THE FORECAST TRACK…THE CENTER OF TOMAS IS EXPECTED TO PASS
THROUGH THE WINDWARD ISLANDS SATURDAY AFTERNOON.
We will continue to send email updates as necessary and when possible. Updates can also be found on our weblog (www.grenadamarine.com) or via our Facebook account (www.facebook.com/grenada.marine). Once the storm has passed and we are able to return to the yard, we will access damages – if any – and advise the relevant clients. Information on the passage of Tropical Storm Tomas can be found at www.nhc.noaa.gov.