WX4NHC Online Hurricane Weather Report Submission

Timestamp: 2010-10-31 02:05:55 -0500
Event: TOMAS
Received Via: VOIP NET
Reporting Weather Volunteer Observer: Rob-KD1CY
Email: rmacedo@rcn.com

Observed (mo/day/year): OCT/24/2010

Observation time: 604 UTC; 204 AM Eastern
Reported By: Chris Kessell
Contact number:
Geographic Location of Observation:

, St Lucia
Latitude: ; Longitude:

Wind Measurements: Measured
Sustained Wind Speed: MPH
Gust Speed: MPH
Wind Direction: N degrees

Barometric Pressure: MILLIBARS

Measured Rainfall: INCHES

Comments: Report from stormcarib.com blogger Chris Kessell: Things were much worse and the road at Choc was almost impassable. I was driving a SUV and it started drifting sideways and kept having to head into the stream to get through. Very nasty and I was incredibly relieved to get through. The worst to report is that the one and only bridge over the Choc river is being undercut by the river. The Southbound lane has settled at least 6" on that side and I would not be surprised if it collapses by morning. Without that vital bridge, traffic between the north and south will have to go several miles inland and wind along a narrow and hilly secondary road. Power is almost certainly out island wide and only those of us with generators and businesses will have some semblance of normalcy tonight. Thankfully internet is still up and running! Getting power back up will be a pain I am sure as there are a lot of trees and other debris over the lines and I guess in the south there will be poles down as wel