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Tropical Storm Gonzalo Update #1

2014-10-13

As of 0800 EDT, Tropical Storm Gonzalo is located 20 miles ESE of Antigua. The storm is moving west through the Leeward Islands at 10 mph, with maximum sustained winds of 60 mph. T/S Gonzalo is expected to continue moving through the Leeward Islands this morning and the Virgin Islands late tonight. A gradual turn to the NW is expected over the next 36 hours. After it clears the Caribbean, it will move slowly to the NNW over the open Atlantic, well to the east of the Bahamas. On Thursday, a turn to the NNE is expected. There is no anticipated threat to the Continental United States at this time.

Currently, the National Weather Service has issued a Hurricane Watch for Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the British Virgin Islands. A Tropical Storm Warning has been issued for Guadeloupe, St. Barts, St. Maarten, Saba & St. Eustatius, Barbuda, Antigua, Anguilla, St. Kitts & Nevis, Montserrat, and Puerto Rico.
In addition, due to the current location of the storm and projected path, the U.S. Coast Guard has set the following port conditions:

PORT

PORT CONDITION

DESCRIPTION

St. Croix

Emergency Alert Level 3: Yankee

Sustained gale force winds are predicted to arrive within 24 hours.

San Juan

Emergency Alert Level 2: X-Ray

Sustained gale force winds are predicted to arrive within 48 hours.

St. Thomas

Emergency Alert Level 2: X-Ray

Sustained gale force winds are predicted to arrive within 48 hours.

Crowley’s Incident Management Team will continue to monitor the storm closely and provide you with the latest updates as they become available. We apologize for any service disruptions related to Tropical Storm Gonzalo and will do everything possible to minimize any delays.