Hurricane Elsa Update #3:
John Knox Village continues to actively monitor Hurricane Elsa and prepare for its potential effect on our community. Elsa is rapidly moving toward the South coast of Hispaniola. Conditions are expected to deteriorate there over the next several hours. Elsa is located about 110 miles Southeast of the Dominican Republic and 440 miles East/Southeast of Jamaica. Elsa is moving West/Northwest at 31 mph with maximum sustained winds currently at 75 mph.
A Hurricane Warning is in effect for the Southern coast of the Dominican Republic, portions of Haiti and Jamaica.
A Hurricane Watch is in effect for the Cuban provinces of Camaguey, Granma, Guantanamo, Holguin, Las Tunas, and Santiago de Cuba.
A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for the North coast of the Dominican Republic, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman.
The National Hurricane Center continues to estimate the most likely arrival of tropical storm-force winds for our area to be Monday evening, July 5. If you haven’t done so, it is a good idea to assemble your hurricane supply kit in preparation for severe weather:
A basic emergency supply kit could include the following recommended items:
- Water (one gallon per person per day for several days, for drinking and sanitation)
- Food (at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food)
- Pet Food
- Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert
- First aid kit
- Extra batteries
- Dust mask (to help filter contaminated air)
- Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties (for personal sanitation)
- Manual can opener (for food)
- Local maps
- Cell phone with chargers and a backup battery