Hurricane Tammy: Guadeloupe to declare red alert as Hurricane Tammy nears

POINTE-A-PITRE: The French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe shall be positioned underneath a cyclone pink alert at midnight native time as Hurricane Tammy looms, the prefecture introduced Friday.
“This degree of alert is aimed toward phenomena with a really sturdy impression,” prefect Xavier Lefort stated in a press release.
He urged the inhabitants of the archipelago, a vacationer vacation spot, to “search shelter” and “respect all recommendation given by the authorities”.
Heavy rainfall and powerful winds reaching 120 kilometres per hour (75 miles per hour) with gusts of as much as 148 kph, are anticipated on the island, in line with the French climate forecaster Meteo-France.
The hurricane is forecast to “go near or over the Guadeloupe archipelago through the day on Saturday”.
Its path ought to proceed “not far” from the close by islands of Saint-Martin and Saint-Barthelemy through the night time.
In Guadeloupe, all weekend occasions have been cancelled, flights grounded and sea transport between the islands suspended.
Residents of the island on Friday rushed to supermarkets to refill on water and meals, and boarded up their home windows with plywood to forestall them from breaking.
The archipelago of 1,700 sq. kilometres, with a inhabitants of 400,000, is ruled by France, almost 7,000 kilometres away (4,350 miles).

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