The US-based National Hurricane Center (NHC) reported on Thursday (7) that Hurricane Lee, a Category 2 storm, is “rapidly intensifying” as it passes through the Caribbean.
In Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (Fema) has deployed resources and is working with local authorities to prevent further damage.
The National Hurricane Center said the storm was moving yesterday at 165 kilometers per hour and could become a “major hurricane” like a Category 5 storm within the next 36 hours.
However, it will likely miss Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands as it moves toward the northwest, according to the estimated path of the storm calculated by the National Hurricane Center.
The National Hurricane Center recommended that “the probability of tropical storms across the islands is decreasing, but residents should continue to monitor updates regarding Lee.”
The impact from the storm, which is likely to include violent waves and rip currents, is expected to hit parts of the Antilles on Friday, with waves reaching the British and US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and Hispaniola (the island that includes Haiti and the Dominican Republic). (Fall) The Bahamas and Bermuda this weekend.
According to the National Hurricane Center, Lee is expected to remain strong in the coming days.
*Additional reporting by Jeff Mason and Aurora Ely
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