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With Hurricane Irene (or hopefully Tropical Storm Irene) expected to make landfall in the Dominican Republic tomorrow morning, Monday the 22nd of August, the Hotel Casa de Campo in the Casa de Campo Resort has just released the following statement/advisory for Casa de Campo guests:
Severe Weather Warning: Hurricane Irene, update at 11.43pm, Sunday the 21st of August
• It looks like Tropical Storm Irene or Hurricane Irene is heading North! This is wonderful news for Casa de Campo, La Romana, Santo Domingo and all other cities and towns in the Southern area of the Dominican Republic….meaning that these areas are less likely to feel the full “brunt” of the storm.
• Tropical Storm Irene may never even become a Hurricane…according to stormpulse.com, not only is Irene now tracking across the North of the Dominican Republic, but it is also no longer predicted to become a hurricane.
• However, according to updates from the National Hurricane Centre (http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/) and the weather channel (#93), “Tropical Storm Irene continues to strengthen as she crosses Puerto Rico.” According to these 2 sources the storm now has maximum sustained winds of 70mph / 110kph – a Tropical Storm becomes a hurricane once it has maximum sustained winds of over 117kph….so she’s pretty close!!
Watch this space…..when I wake up I will be updating again! This is live blogging from the “eye” or hopefully the edge of the storm!!
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We suggest that you follow the movements of Tropical Storm Irene / Hurricane Irene closely so that you can be fully prepared, the below links are fantastic sources for keeping up-to-date:
www.nhc.noaa.gov – The National Hurricane Centre
www.weather.com – The Weather Channel
Stormpulse.com – Great storm tracking device
ONAMET.gov.do – the Dominican Republic’s official weather warning people (this one is in Spanish)
This article was written by Rebecca Hughes, editor of Casa de Campo Living and Casa de Campo’s entertainment specialist!
Rebecca Hughes, Editorial and Events Marketing
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