WX4NHC Online Hurricane Weather Report Submission

Timestamp: 2011-08-23 22:16:20 -0500
Event: IRENE
Received Via: VOIP NET
Reporting Weather Volunteer Observer: Rob-KD1CY
Email: rmacedo@rcn.com

Observed (mo/day/year): AUG/24/2011

Observation time: 0215 UTC; 1015 PM Atlantic
Reported By: Michelle Belanger-McNair
Contact number:
Geographic Location of Observation:

Salt Cay, Turks & Caicos Islands
Latitude: ; Longitude:

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

Barometric Pressure: MILLIBARS

Measured Rainfall: INCHES

Comments: I just spoke with life long residents in the South District of Salt Cay. He and his wife liken the storm to Hurricane Hanna….lots of rain and wind. Maurice told me wind speeds were 85-90 mph with gusts at 105 mph at times. There is no power at the moment. Other report sources are that some poles/lines are down and some trees. I am told by Maurice that they did not have lightening nor have they had, to his knowledge any tornado activity. There appears to be lots of water, but no visible flooding from their vantage point. From his home he does not see any roof issues. It is still raining and they believe it should let up around 4 am. Their telephone landline was still working but cutting out. I will call tomorrow morning for an update, assuming landlines are working. Cell lines were jammed. There is no alarm in their reporting as I talked with them for a few minutes.