Senior Meteorological Officer on St. Kitts Elmo Burke
By Jaedee S.K. Caines
ST. KITTS (Aug. 25, 2016) — There are two months remaining in the Atlantic Hurricane Season and a Senior Meteorological Officer, who is based at the Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport, wants residents of St. Kitts and Nevis to be ready for any kind of weather disturbance.
On Wednesday, Elmo Burke shared with THG News some of his weather safety tips, noting that once there is excessive rainfall “persons need to be cautious especially when traversing areas that are prone to rockslides as well as mudslides also areas that are prone to flooding.”
In speaking specifically of St. Kitts, he said “Persons just need to be cautious for example, if they are going to be crossing a ghaut and it’s running, they just need to, if they can, avoid crossing the ghaut at that time.”
Meantime, the National Hurricane Center is reporting that Gaston has weakened to a Tropical Storm. At 11am (AST), it was located about 1160 miles east north east of the Leeward Islands.
Its maximum sustained winds have decrease to near 70mph with higher gusts.