Hurricanes

Dominican Gov't Minister: 'Be prepared for hurricane season'

The hurricane season is here and officials of the nature island of Dominica, located in the Hurricane belt, believe T&T and other Caribbean islands need to prepare for the hurricane season now.

Minister for the Environment, Climate Resilience, Disaster Management and Urban Renewal Joseph Isaac says Dominican has shown resilience after Hurricane Maria devastated the island in September 2017.

This experience, he believes, can be used to assist other Caribbean islands with preparation.

Western Hemisphere now dealing with three hurricanes as Jose and Katia increase in intensity

There are now three hurricanes spinning in the Western Hemisphere as two tropical storms in the region have now intensified and have been designated hurricanes, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Jose is located in the Atlantic while Katia is in the Gulf of Mexico.

Both have upgraded to Hurricane 1 status.

Jose is moving west-northwest and maximum sustained winds have increased to near 75 miles per hour with higher gusts, according to a public advisory from the NHC.