LONDON – UK Government launches hurricane preparedness plans for Overseas Territories –

The United Kingdom (UK) Government on Wednesday announced new measures to ensure British Overseas Territories in the Caribbean have the support they need in the event of a repeat of the devastating hurricanes that hit the region last year.

The British Government said its departments “have been putting plans in place to bring together humanitarian, military support and diplomatic work under a joint unit coordinated by the Foreign Office”.

It said the Royal Fleet Auxilliary (RFA) Mounts Bay, a Navy ship deployed to the region since 2017, will remain in the vicinity of the Caribbean throughout the hurricane season this year and also for 2019.

Experts have also been deployed to the region to lead negotiations on a number of commercial contracts, in advance of peak hurricane season, to deliver essential recovery needs…..Read More

Tropical Storm Beryl Forms in the Atlantic East of the Lesser Antilles. –

(Are we prepared for a hurricane already ? – Ilandvibez)
MIAMI FLORIDA:—Tropical Storm Beryl has formed over 1,000 miles east of the Lesser Antilles. This tiny, new system will encounter wind shear by this weekend, likely ripping it apart.
Beryl could become a hurricane this weekend, well east of the Lesser Antilles. An increase in showers and gusty winds is expected in the Lesser Antilles.
Satellite imagery indicates convection has persisted with enough tenacity and enough evidence of surface low pressure existence that the National Hurricane Center (NHC) indicated the formation of Tropical Storm Beryl Thursday afternoon….Read More

Depression becomes Tropical Storm Beryl –

Satellite imagery indicates that the tropical depression has
strengthened and is now Tropical Storm Beryl. Maximum sustained winds are estimated to be 40 mph (65 km/h) with higher gusts. …Read More

The Atlantic Hurricane Season’s Next Storm Could Develop off Bermuda –

FLORIDA, United States, Wednesday July 4, 2018 – A tropical depression, or even Tropical Storm Beryl, could develop in the next few days between Bermuda and the United States, according to the National Hurricane Centre (NHC) in Miami.

Forecasters are watching a trough of low pressure that is bringing with it disorganized showers and thunderstorms within a few hundred miles to the south of Bermuda….Read More

Sint Maarten Nature Foundation Responds to Sargassum Related Fish Die-Off in Oysterpond

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