Leeward Islands brace for Hurricane Irma

first_imgHurricane Irma, with winds of 130 miles per hour (mph) was churning its way towards the Leeward Islands on Monday. Whether officials predicted on Monday evening that the Category 3 storm would move near or over portions of the northern chain of islands on Tuesday night and early Wednesday.Hurricane warnings have already gone into effect for Antigua and Barbuda, Anguilla, Montserrat, St. Kitts-Nevis, Saba, St. Eustatius, Sint Maarten and Saint Barthelemy, while a hurricane watch remains in effect for the British Virgin Islands, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Vieques, and Culebra.At 7:00 pm on Monday the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said that the storm was 560 miles east of the Leeward Islands and moving toward the west-southwest near 13 mph.Maximum sustained winds were near 130 mph with higher gusts.Additional strengthening is forecast through Tuesday night and it is forecast the hurricane could impact the islands with winds of up to 150 mph.Dangerous storm surge expected The NHC has also warned that the combination of a dangerous storm surge and large breaking waves will raise water levels by as much as six to nine feet above normal tide levels along the coasts of the extreme northern islands.The NHC said that near the coast, the surge will be accompanied by large and destructive waves.The NHC also said that hurricane conditions are expected within the hurricane warning area by Tuesday night, with tropical storm conditions expected by late Tuesday.Irma is expected to produce total rainfall accumulations of three to six inches across the Leeward Islands, with isolated maximum amounts of 10 inches across the northern Leeward Islands.“These rainfall amounts may cause life-threatening flash floods and mudslides. Swells generated by Irma will affect the northern Leeward Islands during the next several days.” Flights to be canceled The regional airline, LIAT, said it was canceling several flights as a result of the storm.“The Miami based National Hurricane Center has advised that Irma is expected to affect the north eastern Leeward Islands as a major hurricane. In the interest of passenger and crew safety, several flights have been retimed and/or cancelled,” it said, naming flights from Antigua to St. Kitts, St. Kitts to St. St. Maarten, St. Maarten to Tortola, Tortola to Antigua, Antigua to St. Kitts and from St. Kitts to Tortola.last_img read more

Wellington police notes: Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014

first_imgWellington Police notes for Thursday, December 18, 2014:•9:36 a.m. Ronald E. Bush, 53, Wichita, was issued a notice to appear charged with speeding 57 mph in a 40 mph zone.•1:58 a.m. Officers took a report of found keys in the 200 block W. Harvey, Wellington.•2 p.m. Officers took a report of a runaway in the 1700 block E. 16th, Wellington. Runaway was located.•5:36 p.m. Officers investigated transporting an open container and driving without headlights in the 1400 block N. B, Wellington.•5:36 p.m. Dustin W. Smith, 33, Wichita, was issued a notice to appear for transporting an open container and driving without headlights.last_img read more


first_imgNew Merchandise for sale!It’s been a big couple of weeks in the TFA office, as new merchandise is filling up our storage room.With the new logo confirmed, many new items have been ordered, including several items of new or updated referees gear.Here are some of the things you can pick up:* Referees shirts- With the new logo for $35.75 each* Referees shorts- With the new logo for $29.90 each or with the old logo for just $25.00* Referees caps- White sports mesh cap, embroidered with the new logo and word `referee’ on the back for $15.00 (pictured here)* Referees surf hat- Wide brim hat, navy blue with new logo and word `referee’ embroidered. Great for summer and just $15.00(pictured here)* Referees gear bag- Available in red/blue or green/gold with the new logo embroidered on the top. Just $40.00 (pictured here) or $30.00 with the old logo * Personal organiser case- A perfect Christmas present for your parents or perhaps a thank you gift for a coach or team manager…a case for their personal organiser! Black with the new logo printed on the front (pictured here)* Azuma shoes- If you’re after a new pair of shoes for the summer Touch season, why not try the Azuma Bexstas? They are just $105.00 and are available in White, Blue or Black in all sizes. These shoes retail at over $200. As a big opening special, if you buy a pair of Bexsta’s you can also buy a pair of Predator running shoes for just $55.00 (normally $105 through TFA and retailing at over $200). To place an order, simply contact Rachel Grant on [email protected] or (02) 6285 2703. Remember the office closes at the end of this week, so you’ll have to be quick to get your orders in before Christmas!last_img

a month agoTraore thinks Wolves have advantage over Braga

first_imgTraore thinks Wolves have advantage over Bragaby Ansser Sadiqa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveWolves winger Adama Traore says the club have the edge over Braga ahead of their Europa League clash on Thursday.The Premier League club have a massive Portuguese contingent, including coach Nuno Espirito Santo.And Traore thinks the knowledge of Portuguese football will work in Wolves’ favour.He said: “The coach comes from Portuguese football and so do many of our players.”We know about Portuguese football, we know the Portuguese culture.”They know the players and the league, and they have played teams like Braga many times before.”We will accept any help we can as we attempt to keep moving forward to become a better team.”It has to help that we know so much about them and they don’t know so much about us.”It’s the same for me if I play a Spanish team – I come from there and I know their mentality.”That has to help if you know the mentality of your opponent, and how he wants to play.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more