Tropical Storm Karen Heading Toward Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

Tropical Storm Karen Heading Toward Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

Updated 9/24/19: CBS News published a report outlining earthquake activity near Puerto Rico as Tropical Storm Karen approaches the island.
Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands brace for Tropical Storm Karen


Disaster Alert

September 23, 2019

Source: CNN

NOTE: This has not yet been declared a FEMA Disaster.

(CNN) – Tropical Storms Karen, Jerry and Lorenzo are spinning across the Atlantic Basin Monday and two of the storms threatened islands.

Karen continues to track across the Caribbean towards the Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.

The storm is packing 40 mph winds and moving northwest at 8 mph. It will take a more northerly direction by early Tuesday and tropical storm-force winds could arrive by midday in Puerto Rico.

The storm formed early Sunday near Grenada and passed between the island and St Vincent and the Grenadines Sunday morning.

By Monday morning the storm took a turn to the North and prompted the National Hurricane Center to issue a Tropical Storm Warning for Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands and the British Virgin Islands.

A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area, within the next 36 hours.
There is a good chance the storm could weaken to a tropical depression Monday.

Even if it does the rainfall could still be dangerous.

The storm could bring enough rain to cause flash flooding and mudslides, especially in mountainous areas.
Rainfall of 2-4 inches, even isolated storm totals of 8 inches, could fall across the islands.

Karen is expected to “pass near or over” Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands on Tuesday as a tropical storm, the center said.

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