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Record Breaking Named Storms In 2020


By Kevon Browne

St Kitts and Nevis (WINN)The weather throughout the Caribbean has been far from quiet over the past few weeks, starting with torrential rain in the Greater Antilles area caused by tropical storms ZETA, ETA, and separate weather systems.

Heavy rainfall soaked Antigua and Barbuda on Monday, November 9 causing flooding, millions in damage, and close to 500 people reporting property loss.

Steady rainfall in the federation led to running ghauts, the temporary use of the new road built as part of the Old Road Bay rehabilitation project, and the unfortunate displacement of people who saw their lives upended as a result of a landslide that moved a three-story residence in Fort Tyson, Frigate Bay. Authorities have deemed the area as unstable and a public hazard.

Fort Tyson remains closed off to the general public Saturday, according to a statement from NEMA.

A team of engineers are expected to conduct an assessment in the area today Saturday (November 14)

According to Meteorologist Elmo Burke of the St. Kitts Met Office, the weather system that affected the federation, as well as Antigua, has left our immediate area and has developed into Tropical storm Iota.

This year’s Hurricane Season continues to break the record of 28 named storms set in 2005.

This year, Tropical Storm Theta became the  29 named storm and Tropical Storm Iota, which was officially named late Friday afternoon, carried the tally to 30.



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