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Hurricane Emily a deadly menace to Haiti, Jamaica, Cuba, Windward Islands and Texas - July 12

At 5PM AST "Hurricane Warnings" were issued for Barbados, Grenada, The Grenadines, St. Vincent and St. Lucia. Tropical Storm Emily has strengthened significantly as a result of the conditions described in our last report. The US Navy meteorologists have had quite a discussion over the last few days and the forecast track has varied significantly - many times - over the last 24 hours.

"Hurricane Warning" means that hurricane conditions are possible within 24 hours.

The island of Tobago has a "Tropical Storm Warning" and a "Hurricane Watch"

"Watch" means that conditions are possible within 36 hours.

The government of France has issued a "Tropical Storm Watch" for Martinique

TROPICAL STORM CENTER LOCATED NEAR 11.1N 52.8W AT 12/2100Z

This particular storm formation has been rather uncharacteristic in it's progress with one official forecaster exclaiming "...good luck finding a center ... " as it appeared, at times, that there were several cyclones within the formation as an upper level high pressure zone (anticyclone) prevented the converging winds from consolidating. The other unique feature of Emily is that this is the first time that five tropical cyclones have been named before July 12.

Tropical Storm Emily has entered the easterly steering current and has picked up forward progress to the Caribbean, it's unlikely that it would veer north as many in the Storm battered islands were hoping. Once the storm arrives in the Caribbean it's possible For Hurricane Emily to reach Category 3 with the current forecast.

Tropical storms have had a deadly impact on Haiti since the U.S. installed Coup Government placed a higher priority on repressing the supporters of the democratically elected government of President Jean Betrand Aristide than on meeting the public safety needs of the nation. UN occupation forces stormed the poor community of Cité Soliel and caused more than twice as many deaths there as Hurricane Dennis had to all of Haiti.

Haiti might see threat by Hurricane Emily at the end of next week - July 10

Seen early this morning above eastern Brazil, a tropical depression — 98L Invest — started the ominous tropical cyclone formation in Hurricane Alley. Even though the murderous PNH (Haitian National Police) — assisted by the UN occupation forces — proved to be deadlier than Hurricane Dennis, Storm Emily could become a major concern for Haiti in the next couple of weeks.

In the next couple of days 98L Invest should take on a definite formation as the rising air currents of the Western Atlantic provide the Caribbean with the fifth tropical cyclone of the 2005 Hurricane season. Currently this "tropical wave" is unnamed. If it consolidates further into a "tropical storm" it could take on the name "Emily."

We plan on tracking this and future storms for the HaitiAction.net readers so that we can provide Hurricane information and links that will be primarily focused on Haiti. This information is not intended to replace official notices and warnings provided by the weather service:

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Links for Latest Info on Emily
  1. U.S. Navy Tropical Cyclone Page - Monterey Marine Meteorology Division
  2. U.S. Navy Tropical Support Page - NMOC - Norfolk, VA
  3. National Hurricane Center / Tropical Prediction Center
  4. Latest ALERT bulletin: Hurricane update
    NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
  5. Storm Track Maps - University of Wisconson - Tropical Cyclone Research Team - color enhanced java movie will take a few minutes to load on a good broadband connection
  6. Jamaica Observer -
  7. AccuWeather.com - Latest
    Atlantic Satellite Overview Best to see what's coming down Hurricane Alley
  8. Jamaica Information Service - official releases
July 10 2005 - Satellite images of 98L Invest this morning located above Brazil. It may become Storm Emily soon and threaten Haiti by the end of next week.

From: NRL Monterey Marine Meteorology Division (Code 7500) Tropical Cyclone Page - 98L.INVEST, TMI_85H,  10 JUL 2005 0305Z

Links for Latest Info on Emily
  1. U.S. Navy Tropical Cyclone Page - Monterey Marine Meteorology Division
  2. National Hurricane Center / Tropical Prediction Center
  3. Latest ALERT bulletin: Hurricane update
    NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
  4. Storm Track Maps - University of Wisconson - Tropical Cyclone Research Team - color enhanced java movie will take a few minutes to load on a good broadband connection
  5. Jamaica Observer -
  6. AccuWeather.com - Latest
    Atlantic Satellite Overview
    Best to see what's coming down Hurricane Alley
  7. Jamaica Information Service - official releases
July 10 2005 - Satellite images of 98L Invest this morning located above Brazil. It may become Storm Emily soon and threaten Haiti by the end of next week.

From: NRL Monterey Marine Meteorology Division (Code 7500) Tropical Cyclone Page - 98L.INVEST, TMI_85H,  10 JUL 2005 0305Z

See Also

UN "peacekeepers" in Haiti accused of massacre In the early morning hours of July 6, more than 350 UN troops stormed the seaside shantytown of Cite Soleil in a military operation with the stated purpose of halting violence in Haiti. The successful goal of the mission was to assassinate a 31 year-old man and his lieutenants that Haiti's rightwing media and reactionary business community had labeled a bandit and armed of supporter of ousted president Jean-Bertrand Aristide. July 13

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