As of 11.00am Saturday morning, the Tropical Storm Warning related to Laura was discontinued, according to the Meteorological Department of Sint Maarten (MDS).
Even though Tropical Storm Laura is moving away from Sint Maarten; it is still expected to cause moderate to heavy rainfall which may be accompanied by gusty winds and thunderstorms this afternoon. Sea conditions are expected to gradually subside as the day progresses.
Deputy Prime Minister Hon. Egbert Doran would like to thank the public and the business community for making the necessary preparations related to the passing of Tropical Storm Laura.
The Deputy Prime Minister Doran urges the public and especially motorists to exercise caution when driving.
Hillside residents are advised to drive with caution and be on alert for possible rock and landslides.
The Meteorological Department of Sint Maarten in its 11.00AM forecast says we can still expect:
RAINFALL: Rainfall totals up to 2 inches are still possible through this evening. There is still the potential for flooding/flash flooding in low-lying areas and rock falls along
hillsides, especially in areas that are already saturated.
SEAS: A small craft advisory is now in effect as seas will gradually subside consequently, small craft operators and sea bathers should exercise extreme caution.
Listen to the Government Radio station – 107.9FM - for official information and news before, during and after a hurricane.
For official weather-related information, check out the website of the Meteorological Department of St. Maarten (MDS): www.meteosxm.com
Remember, it only takes one hurricane to make it a bad season. Are You Ready? Be prepared this hurricane season!