The tropical storm named Dorian is strengthening as it heads towards Barbados. We note that it is not yet considered a very serious threat but it should not be taken lightly. POTENTIAL for flooding seems to be the biggest concern based on the latest data published at 5 AM local time. We are praying that it moves away from Barbados and you will only feel the outer bands with mainly rains. God’s speed.
Barbados is on a tropical storm watch named “Dorian”. It is not a threat at this time to Jamaica. Dominica, Martinique and St. Lucia are on a storm watch also. We will monitor this weather system. This is the first known storm this hurricane season which could be elevated to hurricane strength. At this time it is has wind speeds at 60 miles an hour … 97 miles per hour is considered hurricane strength conditions.
We wish the areas said to be targeted minimal if any damage at all. This is the nature of things.
Hopeton O’Connor-Dennie is Senior International Correspondent for Vision Newspaper Canada.