Heavy rainfall affecting Dominica

first_imgLocalNews Heavy rainfall affecting Dominica by: – April 18, 2013 La Plaine river overflowing its banks. Photo credit: Facebook ProfileAlthough the 2013 hurricane season has not yet commenced, several villages are being affected by heavy rainfall associated with a trough system. The Dominica Meteorological Service has advised that the trough system will continue to cause cloudiness, showers and possible isolated thunderstorms mainly across the central portion of the island chain during the next 24 to 48 hours.Residents in areas prone to flooding, land/mudslides and falling rocks should remain vigilant. There have been reports of landslides in Bagatelle and flooding in La Plaine.The hurricane season commences on June 1st and meteorologists have already called for citizens to begin preparations.The World Meteorological Organization released the 2013 Atlantic Basin tropical cyclone names At its thirty-fifth (35th) session of the Regional Association (RA) IV Hurricane Committee was held in Willemstad, Curacao from 8 to 12 April 2013.The names are:• Andrea• Barry• Chantal• Dorian• Erin• Fernand• Gabrielle• Humberto• Ingrid• Jerry• Karen• Lorenzo• Melissa• Nestor• Olga• Pablo• Rebekah• Sebastien• Tanya• Van• WendyAt that meeting, the name ‘SANDY’ was retired from the official list of Atlantic Basin tropical cyclone names due to the extreme impacts it caused from Jamaica and Cuba to the North east United States in October 2012.Storm names are reused every six years for both the Atlantic and eastern North Pacific basins. Whenever a storm is so devastating that the future use of the name would be insensitive or confusing, the WMO hurricane committee may retire the name. The name will be replaced with “SARA” beginning in 2018.Dominica Vibes News Sharing is caring! Share 27 Views   no discussionscenter_img Tweet Share Sharelast_img read more

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LEADING OFF: Yanks-O’s open patchwork series; Marlins off

first_img WATCH US LIVE A look at what’s happening around the majors WednesdayON THE FLYThe Yankees will open a two-game series in Baltimore after their scheduled games this week in Philadelphia were postponed due to the Marlins’ coronavirus outbreak. The switch was announced Tuesday afternoon, and the Yankees had already begun driving their equipment back to New York when they got word that Major League Baseball might instead send them to Baltimore this week.“We’re drinking out of a fire hose on all this stuff right now,” Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said.The Marlins’ season has been suspended through Sunday after the club registered at least 15 players with positive coronavirus tests.The Phillies, who hosted Miami on Sunday, have ramped up their testing and not found any positive players. Despite that, Philadelphia’s season is on pause until at least Friday, when the Phillies are set to host the Blue Jays in what’s technically a “home” game for displaced Toronto.NOT-QUITE-HOME OPENERThe Blue Jays play their first “home” game of the season in Washington after officially being the visitors in DC for games Monday and Tuesday. Toronto has been displaced because the Canadian government didn’t want players traveling in and out of the country, and the club’s temporary home at Triple-A Buffalo needs more work before it meets major league standards.“The truth is, there’s no place like home,” Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo said. “We feel comfortable playing at home, but that’s not going to happen.”Nationals ace Max Scherzer is set to face Blue Jays right-hander Nate Pearson, making his major league debut. Pearson is considered one of the top pitching prospects in baseball.BAKED INHouston picked up the 2021 option on manager Dusty Baker’s contract Tuesday four games into his Astros tenure. The 71-year-old Baker was hired in January to replace AJ Hinch, who was fired by the team after being suspended by MLB for his role in Houston’s sign-stealing scandal.“I’ve been a lame-duck manager probably four or five times,” Baker said. “I was one of the lamest ducks walking around. So it feels pretty good not to be a lame duck, and this is the best that I’ve been treated in quite a while.”MILES AWAYSt. Louis Cardinals right-hander Miles Mikolas will have season-ending surgery to repair a tendon in his strained right forearm, creating an opening in the rotation that will be plugged Wednesday by right-hander Daniel Ponce de Leon in Minnesota. Over the past two seasons since signing out of the Korean Baseball Organization, Mikolas was 27-18 with a 3.46 ERA over 64 starts. He tied for the NL lead with 18 wins in 2018.Image credits: AP SUBSCRIBE TO US Last Updated: 29th July, 2020 07:16 IST LEADING OFF: Yanks-O’s Open Patchwork Series; Marlins Off The Yankees will open a two-game series in Baltimore after their scheduled games this week in Philadelphia were postponed due to the Marlins’ coronavirus outbreak Written By COMMENTcenter_img LIVE TV First Published: 29th July, 2020 07:16 IST Associated Press Television News FOLLOW USlast_img read more

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