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Hurricane Tammy hits the Caribbean. Flash floods are possible

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Hurricane Tammy is passing through the islands of the eastern Caribbean. The services warn of strong winds and heavy rainfall, which may cause flooding, throughout the weekend.

Tammy is a Category 1 hurricane on a five-point ascending scale. On Saturday evening, Polish time, it was located 40 kilometers north-east of Guadeloupe and 80 km south-east of Antigua and Barbuda. The element had winds of 140 kilometers per hour.

Reuters reported heavy rainfall and strong winds on parts of the Windward Islands, i.e. parts of the Lesser Antilles.

Heavy rainfall and, as a result, flash floods are possible in most of this archipelago. In some places, up to 150 liters of water per square meter may fall – said the US National Hurricane Center (NHC).

Hurricane Tammy’s forecast pathNHC

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Difficult weather conditions are expected to persist throughout the weekend. Tammy is moving northwards at 13 km/h.

Before the hurricane hit, the authorities appealed to residents to take shelter.

Hurricane Tammy in a satellite imageNOAA

Main photo source: NOAA

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