Dear reader,

On Sunday morning at 11 a.m. Irma’s location was at 17.7 N and 48.4 W. St. Maarten’s coordinates are 18.0425 N and 63.0548 W. This shows that the center of the system was just 38 kilometers south of St. Maarten and 1,622 kilometers to the east.

At a speed of 22 kilometers per hour, the system is now expected to be the closest to St. Maarten’s coordinates on Wednesday around noon, though the National Hurricane Center said at 5 p.m. today that the northern Leeward Islands would start feeling the storm by late Tuesday.

At 5 p.m. the storm was located at 17.6 N – 49.8 W. That’s just 44 kilometers south of St. Maarten and 1,467 kilometers to the east.

Maximum sustained winds remained 185 kilometers per hour, but the National Hurricane Center said that the system is strengthening over the next 48 hours . Hurricane winds now extend 55 kilometers outward from the center, indicating that St. Maarten will experience hurricane force winds . Tropical storm force winds extend 220 kilometers outward from the center.
We urge you to take all precautionary measures to prepare yourself, your family and your home for this expected hurricane force winds.


TODAY Newspaper
Hurricane Irma Update - Sunday, 11AM 03 Sep 2017 - TODAY ...

The National Hurricane Center in Miami named Irma a category 3 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 185 kilometers per hour and higher gusts. At 11 a.m. on Sunday, the system was located at 17.7 N - 48.4 W. St. Maarten coordinates are...

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