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Hurricane Irma Moves Towards Puerto Rico

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***New Hurricane Irma updates moved to this link***

NHC At 500 PM AST (2100 UTC), the center of Hurricane Irma was located
near latitude 17.6 North, longitude 49.8 West. Irma is moving toward
the west near 14 mph (22 km/h). A westward to west-southwestward
motion with some reduction in forward speed is expected through
Monday night. On the forecast track, the center of Irma is
forecast to approach the northern Leeward Islands late Tuesday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 115 mph (185 km/h) with higher
gusts. Irma is a category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson
Hurricane Wind Scale. Some strengthening is forecast during the
next 48 hours.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 35 miles (55 km) from the
center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 140 miles
(220 km).

The estimated minimum central pressure is 969 mb (28.62 inches).

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NHC: At 1100 AM AST (1500 UTC), the center of Hurricane Irma was located
near latitude 17.7 North, longitude 48.4 West. Irma is moving toward
the west-southwest near 14 mph (22 km/h) and this course at a
slightly slower forward speed is expected through tonight. A turn
toward the west is forecast on Monday.

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⏰A.M. Update: #HurricaneIrma is back to Cat. 3. Proyected path closer to #PuertoRico puertorico.buzz

Posted by Puerto Rico Buzz on Sunday, September 3, 2017

NHC Advisory: 500 AM AST Sun Sep 03 2017

…IRMA’S INTENSITY CONTINUES TO FLUCTUATE AND IS BACK TO
CATEGORY 3 STRENGTH…

LOCATION…18.0N 47.5W
ABOUT 945 MI…1520 KM E OF THE LEEWARD ISLANDS
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…115 MPH…185 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…WSW OR 255 DEGREES AT 15 MPH…24 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…969 MB…28.62 INCHES

At 500 AM AST (0900 UTC), the eye of Hurricane Irma was located
near latitude 18.0 North, longitude 47.5 West. Irma is moving
toward the west-southwest near 15 mph (24 km/h), and this course at
a slightly slower forward speed is expected through tonight. A turn
toward the west is forecast on Monday.

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 115 mph (185 km/h)
with higher gusts. Irma is a category 3 hurricane on the
Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Some additional strengthening
is forecast through Monday night.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 25 miles (35 km) from the
center, and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 80 miles
(130 km).

The estimated minimum central pressure is 969 mb (28.62 inches).

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⏰ P.M.Update: #HurricaneIrma moving westward, 110mph winds. Forecast continues to show #PuertoRico in its path. Image below.

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NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL112017
500 PM AST Sat Sep 02 2017

…IRMA MOVING SOUTH OF DUE WEST ACROSS THE CENTRAL TROPICAL
ATLANTIC…
LOCATION…18.5N 44.6W
ABOUT 1135 MI…1825 KM E OF THE LEEWARD ISLANDS
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…110 MPH…175 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…W OR 265 DEGREES AT 15 MPH…24 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…973 MB…28.74 INCHES

DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
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At 500 PM AST (2100 UTC), the eye of Hurricane Irma was located
near latitude 18.5 North, longitude 44.6 West. Irma is moving a
little south of due west near 15 mph (24 km/h), and this general
motion is expected to continue for the next couple of days.

Maximum sustained winds are near 110 mph (175 km/h) with higher
gusts. Some strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours.

Irma is currently a small hurricane, with hurricane-force winds
extending outward up to 25 miles (35 km) from the center and
tropical-storm-force winds extending outward up to 70 miles
(110 km). However, the hurricane is expected to grow in size during
the next couple of days.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 973 mb (28.74 inches).

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Sept. 2, 2017 – NHC:

At 1100 AM AST (1500 UTC), the eye of Hurricane Irma was located
near latitude 18.8 North, longitude 43.3 West. Irma is moving toward
the west near 15 mph (24 km/h) and a turn toward the west-southwest
at a slightly slower rate of speed during the next two days.

Maximum sustained winds are near 110 mph (175 km/h) with higher
gusts. Some strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours.

Irma is a small hurricane. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up
to 25 miles (35 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds
extend outward up to 70 miles (110 km).

The estimated minimum central pressure is 973 mb (28.74 inches).

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NHC: At 500 AM AST (0900 UTC), the center of Hurricane Irma was located
near latitude 19.0 North, longitude 41.8 West. Irma is moving toward
the west near 14 mph (22 km/h). A west-southwest motion is
expected during the next couple of days.

Maximum sustained winds are near 110 mph (175 km/h) with higher
gusts. Fluctuations in strength, up or down, are possible during
the next couple of days, but Irma is expected to remain a powerful
hurricane into early next week.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 25 miles (35 km) from the
center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 70 miles
(110 km).

The estimated minimum central pressure is 970 mb (28.65 inches).

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  BULLETIN Hurricane Irma Advisory Number 11 NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL112017 1100 PM AST Fri Sep 01 2017   …IRMA FLUCTUATING IN INTENSITY BUT STILL A POWERFUL HURRICANE…     SUMMARY OF 1100 PM AST…0300 UTC…INFORMATION ———————————————– LOCATION…19.1N 40.5W ABOUT 1405 MI…2260 KM E OF THE LEEWARD ISLANDS MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…115 MPH…185 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT…W OR 275 DEGREES AT 14 MPH…22 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…967 MB…28.56 INCHES     WATCHES AND WARNINGS ——————– There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.   Interests in the northern Leeward Islands should monitor the progress of this system.   DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK —————————— At 1100 PM AST (0300 UTC), the center of Hurricane Irma was located near latitude 19.1 North, longitude 40.5 West. Irma is moving toward the west near 14 mph (22 km/h). A turn toward the west-southwest is expected on Saturday.   Maximum sustained winds are near 115 mph (185 km/h) with higher gusts. Irma is a category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Fluctuations in strength, up or down, are possible during the next few days, but Irma is expected to remain a powerful hurricane through the weekend.   Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 25 miles (35 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 70 miles (110 km).   The estimated minimum central pressure is 967 mb (28.56 inches).

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Hurricane Irma Advisory Number 10
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL112017
500 PM AST Fri Sep 01 2017

…IRMA TURNS WESTWARD WITH 120-MPH WINDS…

SUMMARY OF 500 PM AST…2100 UTC…INFORMATION
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LOCATION…18.8N 39.1W
ABOUT 1495 MI…2405 KM E OF THE LEEWARD ISLANDS
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…120 MPH…195 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…W OR 275 DEGREES AT 13 MPH…20 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…964 MB…28.47 INCHES

WATCHES AND WARNINGS
——————–
There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

Interests in the northern Leeward Islands should monitor the
progress of this system.

DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
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At 500 PM AST (2100 UTC), the center of Hurricane Irma was located
near latitude 18.8 North, longitude 39.1 West. Irma is moving toward
the west near 13 mph (20 km/h). A turn toward the west-southwest
is expected tomorrow.

Maximum sustained winds are near 120 mph (195 km/h) with higher
gusts. Irma is a category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson
Hurricane Wind Scale. Fluctuations in strength, up or down, are
possible during the next few days, but Irma is expected to remain a
powerful hurricane through the weekend.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 25 miles (35 km) from the
center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 105 miles
(165 km).

SAN JUAN (Puerto Rico Buzz) – Hurricane Irma has developed into a category 2 hurricane and is moving in direction of Puerto Rico.
Hurricane Irma currently has maximum sustained winds of 100 m.p.h.

The National Hurricane Center issued this advisory:

…HURRICANE IRMA RAPIDLY INTENSIFYING OVER THE EASTERN ATLANTIC…
SUMMARY OF 1100 AM AST…1500 UTC…INFORMATION
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LOCATION…16.9N 33.8W
ABOUT 650 MI…1050 KM W OF THE CABO VERDE ISLANDS
ABOUT 1845 MI…2975 KM E OF THE LEEWARD ISLANDS
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…100 MPH…155 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…WNW OR 290 DEGREES AT 10 MPH…17 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…979 MB…28.91 INCHES

DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
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At 1100 AM AST (1500 UTC), the center of Hurricane Irma was located
near latitude 16.9 North, longitude 33.8 West. Irma is moving toward
the west-northwest near 10 mph (17 km/h). This general motion is
forecast through early Friday, followed by a generally westward
motion on Saturday.

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 100 mph (155 km/h)
with higher gusts. Irma is forecast to become a major hurricane by
tonight and is expected to be an extremely dangerous hurricane for
the next several days.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 15 miles (30 km) from the
center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 80 miles
(130 km).

The estimated minimum central pressure is 979 mb (28.91 inches).

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Puerto Rico is Open for Tourists

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(SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico Buzz) – Travelocity® and Expedia Media Solutions®, in collaboration with the Puerto Rico Tourism Company, are ramping up efforts to help shift public perception of the situation in Puerto Rico, this week.

Puerto Rico has always been a popular destination for travelers, as well as a fantastic, long-term partner, and we jumped at the chance to work with Travelocity to support the Puerto Rico Tourism Company,” said Wendy Olson Killion, global senior director for Expedia Media Solutions. “The collaborative campaign will ensure new and repeat visitors know Puerto Rico is again open for tourism, and that tourism will positively impact the island’s economy and contribute to recovery efforts.”

Approximately 68,000 locals are employed in the tourism sector, according to the World Travel and Tourism Council. With this importance to the economy, the simple and enjoyable act of visiting Puerto Rico can make a huge difference. For more information on the Island, travelers can also visit SeePuertoRico.com.

“We are thrilled to have our Travelocity and Expedia partners join in spreading the word that the Island is, in fact, open for tourism,” said Carla Campos, acting executive director of the Puerto Rico Tourism Company. “It is with pride and hospitality, traits that characterize our people, that we welcome visitors with open arms, because coming to visit us is the best way to support us right now.”

The campaign, which was donated on behalf of Travelocity and Expedia Media Solutions, includes on site advertising placements, a dedicated page highlighting the hotels and resorts that are open for business in Puerto Rico, and useful content about the country on the Travelocity “Inspire” blog.

Travelocity is offering $150 off a $1500 package booking with code CARIBNOW from now until February 6th, 2018 for travel between now and September 16th, 2018. For full terms and conditions visit http://travelocity.us/PuertoRico.

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Rosselló Asks Police Officers to Return to Work

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(SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico Buzz) – Gov. Ricardo Rosselló asked members of the Puerto Rico Police Department to return to work, Jan. 8.

The massive absenteeism of police officers has been largely attributed to the lack of overtime pay in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, but some say it goes back even further.

“I ask of any partner of the uniformed force that is not attending [work]at this moment – I ask of them to return,” said Rosselló. It’s not just about giving a message about a series of initiatives, but it’s a matter of safety for our people.

Rosselló is currently evaluating how police officers that missed work, will be reprimanded.

“We’re establishing which administrative measures will take place,” said Rosselló. There’s a lot of information that needs to be gathered.

At times, approximately 8,000 police officers have missed worked, out of about 14,000 islandwide.

Police union representatives have said that police officers are using their sick and holiday time available.

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Watch Carmen Yulín Suck Up a Load of Bribe Cash

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(SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico Buzz) – Here we go again. Another Carmen Yulín appearance on The Simpsons.

Spoiler alert: Donald Trump tries to bribe Robert Mueller with a room full of cash. Mueller leaves.

Then Carmen Yulín walks into the room dressed as a housemaid before revealing her usual “comandante de la revolución” outfit.

Yulín then pulls out a vacuum cleaner to suck up the loads of American cold-hard-cash bribe money.

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