Although the Bermuda Weather Service is closely monitoring Tropical Storm Emily, yet on August3, it said that it is “not a threat to Bermuda at this juncture.”
The approach of the storm closest to the island in 72 hours is expected to be 759 nautical miles west southwest at 18 hours this Saturday Aug 6,. Tropical Storm Emily – the fifth named storm of the 2011 season of the Atlantic – still have maximum sustained winds of 50 mph.The name of the storm “Emily” is one that many still associate Bermudians in the strike by Hurricane Emily in 1987 caused widespread destruction throughout the island.While Bermuda seems to escape the effects of the storm, other islands do not seem to be so lucky.
Sources said, where hundreds of thousands of people still live in temporary fourth following the earthquake of 2010, the same people reinforced Wednesday with heavy rains and winds as Tropical Storm Emily approached.The government has issued a warning to residents informing them that the heavy rains of the storm could produce flooding and dangerous mudslides.
On Wednesday afternoon, the storm was disorganized about 60 miles south of Isla Beata, Dominican Republic, and was expected to reject the heavy rains in the two countries.