Tropical Storm Ernesto is passing by our island in the Caribbean Sea right now.
According to the Hurricane Center –
ABOUT 255 MI…410 KM S OF SANTO DOMINGO DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (I posted this about 1 hour ago. Just got an update at 8PM ABOUT 260 MI…420 KM SSW OF SANTO DOMINGO DOMINICAN REPUBLIC. This means it is going away from us now.)
ABOUT 495 MI…800 KM ESE OF KINGSTON JAMAICA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…60 MPH…95 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…W OR 280 DEGREES AT 18 MPH…30 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…1003 MB…29.62 INCHES
THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER IS ISSUING ADVISORIES ON TROPICAL
STORM ERNESTO LOCATED OVER THE SOUTH-CENTRAL CARIBBEAN SEA ABOUT 260
MILES SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF SANTO DOMINGO DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Get real time storm tracking and links to storm and weather web sites visit www.colonialzone-dr.com
Here in the Colonial Zone of Dominican Republic my lights have gone out 3 times. Not for a long period but we have been in the dark a few times today. The wind is whistling through the windows. I am ready to put up my plastic tarp to ward off the water coming in the front windows where it used to be a balcony that now is enclosed with venician type windows that do not keep out all the water.
Here is a little video I took while trying to close the windows and getting drenched.
Some power outages have been reported EDESUR: Averías en redes eléctricas son provocadas por tormenta. Imagine what happens when a storm comes really close if this is what happens when the storm is far away.