The National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO) said Monday that it is monitoring Tropical Storm Grace.

The St. Vincent and the Grenadines Meteorological Office said that at 5 a.m., the storm was centered near 13.5 North, 33.9 West or approximately 1,870 miles east of the Windward islands.

Tropical Storm Grace is moving to the west at 16 mph and this general motion is expected to continue over the next couple of days.

Maximum sustained winds are near 50 mph with higher gust. Some gradual weakening is forecast during the upcoming days.

A tropical wave is also expected to generate cloudiness, scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms across SVG later on Monday.

By late Wednesday, a westward moving tropical wave will approach the islands.

“NEMO is urging everyone to continue to monitor their radios for more information as we continue to monitor this system,” NEMO said.

The National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO) is also reminding the public that we are in the hurricane season and it is very important to be prepared:

  • Stock your home with emergency supplies and full your vehicle tank with fuel.
  • Trim all overhanging branches and trees.
  • Make plans to protect people with special needs and pets.
  • Ensure that all drains around the house are cleared of all debris to avoid flooding during 
heavy rainfall.
  • Owners of Businesses are encouraged to review their disaster plan for their business
  • Families are encouraged to create a family disaster plan and include all members of the family in this activity so that each member will know what to do in the event that we are impacted.
  • Learn about your community’s emergency plans, warning signals, evacuation routes, and emergency shelters.