THIS IS A RE-POST
…ELSA STRENGTHENS TO A HURRICANE…
Surface observations from Barbados indicate that Elsa’s maximum sustained winds have increased to near 75 mph, and the cyclone is now a hurricane. A special advisory will be issued within the hour in place of the normal intermediate advisory.
* The Meteorological Service of Barbados has issued Hurricane Warning for Barbados, St. Vincent, and the Grenadines.
* The Meteorological Service of St. Lucia has issued a Hurricane Warning for St. Lucia.
The Meteorological Service of Barbados reported a sustained wind of 74 mph and a gust to 86 mph.