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Officials warn amateur weather forecasters

Officials warn amateur weather forecasters

stormpulse_matthew_0924_2pm1Some Caribbean islands are still reeling from the effects of Tropical Storm Matthew.

Officials in St Vincent and the Grenadines confirmed that a fourth form secondary school student was

crushed by a boulder during Matthew’s passage.

Barbados, Dominica and Saint Lucia also reported flooding from the hours of rainfall.

There were reports of some damage to property from gusty winds and fallen trees, and several

communities experienced cuts in their electricity and water services.

A media release from the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Office has stated that as at 8:00 a.m.

today, Thursday 29th September the centre of Tropical Storm Matthew was located near Latitude 14.1N and

Longitude 65.5W, west of the Caribbean archipelago and about 480 km south of San Juan Puerto Rico.

It disclosed that Matthew is moving at 26 km/h toward the west, away from the eastern Caribbean
islands.

It further states that on its current track, Matthew poses no threat to Trinidad and Tobago or Grenada

and its dependencies.

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