Update: 8 a.m. bulletin Hurricane Maria

Hurricane Maria continues to dump persistent showers and high winds on the island as it passes to the north of Barbados.

The Barbados Meteorological Services says the island will continue to experience heavy showers and the flood warning remains in effect until midday today.

In addition, winds speeds of 29 to 35 miles per hours will continue throughout the day and this will continue into tonight.

A high surf advisory and small craft warning also remain in effect until noon on Tuesday, September 19.

At 8 a.m. the center of Maria was located near latitude 14.6 degrees north, longitude 59.7 degrees west or about 102 miles north of Barbados.

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 100 miles per hour. Maria is expected to strengthen significantly during the next 48 hours.

The system is moving west northwestward near 12 miles per hour.

The next bulletin will be issued at 11 a.m.

21 Responses to Update: 8 a.m. bulletin Hurricane Maria

  1. Jeanne Buchanan Anisko
    Jeanne Buchanan Anisko September 18, 2017 at 9:17 am

    I am sending thoughts and prayers to all residents of Barbados for your safety. God Bless and keep you safe.

    • Suzette Clarke
      Suzette Clarke September 18, 2017 at 9:24 am

      Thank you for your prayers and well wishes.

    • Mazie Taylor
      Mazie Taylor September 18, 2017 at 9:30 am

      amen, and the other islands also. God is good.

    • Mala Narine
      Mala Narine September 18, 2017 at 9:36 am

      Amen. Thank you

    • Maria Thompson
      Maria Thompson September 18, 2017 at 9:37 am

      Thank you

    • Lisa Antoine Cummins
      Lisa Antoine Cummins September 18, 2017 at 9:39 am

      Thank you

    • Araya Sunshine
      Araya Sunshine September 18, 2017 at 9:43 am

      Thank you Jeanne Buchanan Anisko. Your thoughts and prayers are much appreciated. Wishing you all GOD’S blessings as well.

    • Jeanne Buchanan Anisko
      Jeanne Buchanan Anisko September 18, 2017 at 9:56 am

      Suzette Clarke,You are very welcome. I love visiting your country. I found every resident that I met there to be very friendly and very easy to talk to. God Bless everyone there.

  2. Will Connah
    Will Connah September 18, 2017 at 9:18 am

    Stay safe everybody

  3. Melisa Mohamed
    Melisa Mohamed September 18, 2017 at 9:20 am

    Anna Charran

  4. Reds Lucombe
    Reds Lucombe September 18, 2017 at 9:30 am

    bdos tod

  5. Mala Narine
    Mala Narine September 18, 2017 at 9:39 am

    Maria!!! Stop it

  6. Patricia Taitt
    Patricia Taitt September 18, 2017 at 9:46 am

    Praying for my family

  7. Inga Teague
    Inga Teague September 18, 2017 at 10:04 am

    Stay safe ✋

  8. Martine Boyer
    Martine Boyer September 18, 2017 at 10:10 am

    Rick Keizer

  9. Edwena Headley
    Edwena Headley September 18, 2017 at 10:18 am

    Praying for Family and friends. And Barbados as a whole.

  10. Tennyson Drakes September 18, 2017 at 11:05 am

    Once again Barbadians should thank GOD for his mercies. Our prayers go out to all the other Islands in the Caribbean at this time.

  11. Everton Belle
    Everton Belle September 18, 2017 at 11:07 am

    I am praying for my brother and all my family and friends that the Lord will keep Barbados safe and know one will get hurt, God is in control of everything and he will continue to keep Barbados from out of harm way Barbados are bless, but those young people better wake-up and get right with God because God has been patient with of Barbados for a long time, every time you hear someone getting killed in our beautiful Barbados and that never happen back in the days. you see God is a loving and forgiven but if people don’t wake-up and get right with God that why bad things happen sometimes, be safe my people and may the Lord continue to keep Barbados safe

  12. Anne Forde
    Anne Forde September 18, 2017 at 11:47 am

    Thank you, praying for the other islands in its path god bless all

  13. Edward Millington
    Edward Millington September 18, 2017 at 12:18 pm

    Bajans in other countries be advised that the worst is over so far, bright skies tomorrow.

  14. Mike Freeman September 18, 2017 at 1:33 pm

    Glad that your beautiful island survived and no-one was hurt.


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