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    Default National Hurricane Center update as of 5:00 pm today

    Greetings to all:

    So far, the resorts have fared well. Hardest hit were CTI and CSS, yet no serious reports. It appears that the eye of Sandy has passed through Kingston and north of the island. We anticipate the airports to open again tomorrow.

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    BULLETIN
    HURRICANE SANDY ADVISORY NUMBER 10
    NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL182012
    500 PM EDT WED OCT 24 2012

    ...SANDY EMERGING OFF THE NORTHEAST COAST OF JAMAICA...


    SUMMARY OF 500 PM EDT...2100 UTC...INFORMATION
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    LOCATION...18.3N 76.6W
    ABOUT 25 MI...40 KM NNE OF KINGSTON JAMAICA
    ABOUT 125 MI...200 KM SSW OF GUANTANAMO CUBA
    MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...80 MPH...130 KM/H
    PRESENT MOVEMENT...N OR 10 DEGREES AT 14 MPH...22 KM/H
    MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...970 MB...28.64 INCHES


    WATCHES AND WARNINGS
    --------------------
    CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY...

    THE GOVERNMENT OF THE BAHAMAS HAS ISSUED A HURRICANE WARNING FOR THE
    CENTRAL AND NORTHWESTERN BAHAMAS.

    A TROPICAL STORM WARNING HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR THE EAST COAST OF
    FLORIDA FROM OCEAN REEF TO SEBASTIAN INLET.

    THE TROPICAL STORM WATCH HAS BEEN EXTENDED ALONG THE EAST COAST OF
    FLORIDA TO FLAGLER BEACH.

    SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT...

    A HURRICANE WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR...
    * JAMAICA
    * CUBAN PROVINCES OF CAMAGUEY...LAS TUNAS...GRANMA...SANTIAGO DE
    CUBA...HOLGUIN...AND GUANTANAMO
    * THE CENTRAL BAHAMAS
    * THE NORTHWESTERN BAHAMAS

    A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR...
    * HAITI
    * FLORIDA EAST COAST FROM OCEAN REEF TO SEBASTIAN INLET

    A TROPICAL STORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR...
    * THE SOUTHEASTERN BAHAMAS
    * FLORIDA EAST COAST FROM NORTH OF SEBASTIAN INLET TO FLAGLER BEACH
    * FLORIDA UPPER KEYS FROM OCEAN REEF TO CRAIG KEY
    * FLORIDA BAY

    A HURRICANE WARNING MEANS THAT HURRICANE CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED
    SOMEWHERE WITHIN THE WARNING AREA. PREPARATIONS TO PROTECT LIFE AND
    PROPERTY SHOULD BE RUSHED TO COMPLETION.

    A TROPICAL STORM WARNING MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE
    EXPECTED SOMEWHERE WITHIN THE WARNING AREA...IN THIS CASE WITHIN 24
    TO 36 HOURS.

    A HURRICANE WATCH MEANS THAT HURRICANE CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE
    WITHIN THE WATCH AREA....IN THIS CASE WITHIN 36 TO 48 HOURS.

    A TROPICAL STORM WATCH MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE
    POSSIBLE WITHIN THE WATCH AREA.

    FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA IN THE UNITED
    STATES...INCLUDING POSSIBLE INLAND WATCHES AND WARNINGS...PLEASE
    MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR LOCAL NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
    FORECAST OFFICE. FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA OUTSIDE
    THE UNITED STATES...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR NATIONAL
    METEOROLOGICAL SERVICE.


    DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
    ------------------------------
    AT 500 PM EDT...2100 UTC...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE SANDY WAS LOCATED
    NEAR LATITUDE 18.3 NORTH...LONGITUDE 76.6 WEST. SANDY IS MOVING
    TOWARD THE NORTH NEAR 14 MPH...22 KM/H. THIS GENERAL MOTION IS
    EXPECTED TO CONTINUE THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT WITH AN INCREASE IN
    FORWARD SPEED EXPECTED OVERNIGHT AND THURSDAY. A TURN TOWARD THE
    NORTH-NORTHWEST AND A DECREASE IN FORWARD SPEED ARE EXPECTED ON
    FRIDAY. ON THE FORECAST TRACK...THE CENTER OF SANDY WILL MOVE OVER
    PORTIONS OF EASTERN CUBA OVERNIGHT...MOVE NEAR OR OVER THE CENTRAL
    BAHAMAS THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...AND MOVE NEAR OR OVER THE
    NORTHWESTERN BAHAMAS ON FRIDAY.

    MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 80 MPH...130 KM/H...WITH HIGHER
    GUSTS. SANDY IS A CATEGORY ONE HURRICANE ON THE SAFFIR-SIMPSON
    HURRICANE WIND SCALE. SOME WEAKENING IS EXPECTED AS SANDY MOVES
    OVER EASTERN CUBA...WITH SOME RESTRENGTHENING EXPECTED AFTER SANDY
    MOVES INTO THE BAHAMAS.

    HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 30 MILES...45 KM...FROM
    THE CENTER...AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 140
    MILES...220 KM. KINGSTON JAMAICA RECENTLY REPORTED A SUSTAINED WIND
    OF 44 MPH...70 KM/H.

    THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE BASED ON SURFACE OBSERVATIONS
    FROM JAMAICA IS 970 MB...28.64 INCHES.


    HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
    ----------------------
    WIND...HURRICANE CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO CONTINUE IN PORTIONS OF
    JAMAICA FOR THE NEXT FEW HOURS AND ARE EXPECTED TO REACH EASTERN
    CUBA THIS EVENING. HURRICANE CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO SPREAD
    ACROSS THE CENTRAL AND NORTHWESTERN BAHAMAS LATE THURSDAY AND
    FRIDAY. TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED IN THE WARNING AREA
    ALONG THE EAST COAST OF FLORIDA THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY.

    RAINFALL...SANDY IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE TOTAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 6
    TO 12 INCHES ACROSS JAMAICA...HAITI...THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC AND
    EASTERN CUBA...WITH ISOLATED MAXIMUM AMOUNTS OF 20 INCHES POSSIBLE.
    THESE RAINS MAY PRODUCE LIFE-THREATENING FLASH FLOODS AND MUD
    SLIDES...ESPECIALLY IN AREAS OF MOUNTAINOUS TERRAIN. RAINFALL
    TOTALS OF 3 TO 5 INCHES ARE EXPECTED OVER PORTIONS OF THE
    BAHAMAS...WITH ISOLATED MAXIMUM AMOUNTS OF 12 INCHES. RAINFALL
    TOTALS OF 1 TO 3 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE ACROSS THE FLORIDA KEYS INTO
    SOUTHEAST AND EAST-CENTRAL FLORIDA.

    STORM SURGE...THE COMBINATION OF A DANGEROUS STORM SURGE AND THE
    TIDE WILL CAUSE NORMALLY DRY AREAS NEAR THE COAST TO BE FLOODED BY
    RISING WATERS. THE WATER COULD REACH THE FOLLOWING DEPTHS ABOVE
    GROUND IF THE PEAK SURGE OCCURS AT THE TIME OF HIGH TIDE...

    JAMAICA...1 TO 3 FT
    SOUTHEASTERN CUBA 3 TO 5 FT
    CENTRAL AND NORTHWESTERN BAHAMAS...5 TO 8 FT
    FLORIDA COAST WITHIN WARNING AREA...1 TO 2 FT

    SURGE-RELATED FLOODING DEPENDS ON THE RELATIVE TIMING OF THE SURGE
    AND THE TIDAL CYCLE...AND CAN VARY GREATLY OVER SHORT DISTANCES.
    FOR INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...PLEASE SEE PRODUCTS ISSUED
    BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE.

    Couples Resorts

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    Please post pictures and let us know how the staffs and guests are doing.

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    Thanks Randymon!!! Ive been checking all the websites and weather channels all day and thats the best and most information that we've gotten!!! Glad to hear everyone is hanging in there! We continue to wish everyone in Jamaica the best (and all other islands in Sandys path)! Was supposed to come in today but now we are looking forward to flying in tomorrow!! Thanks again!!!

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    Just left CTI a few days ago. Prayers for all our friends, stay safe.
    Ian & Corrine,
    Toronto

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    Thank you for the update, Randy. Our thoughts and prayers were with our friends/staff of Couples and all the Jamaican people. May Jah bless im...

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    We hope that everyone is safe.

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    We are at CSS. The wind and rain was something. They served dinner as buffet style at two rest. The damage is being cleaned up as we speak with the main beach opening soon. The AN beach is a much bigger problem however. That may take days to clean up. We are in the "B" building and had a lot of water try to come in -- soaked up all our towells!!!! We are here till next Monday and hope to get some time at SSB before we leave.

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    Default At Couples Negril right now

    Quote Originally Posted by Vickyj View Post
    We hope that everyone is safe.
    We've been at CN since 10/20. I just want to remark on what a wonderful and fantastic job all the staff did at CN to keep us safe and the hotel running. Many staff stayed throughout the night to ensure that the guests could continue their vacations without too much interruptions. That is the reason we all love Couples and continue call it our home away from home. A special "shout out" too all the CN employees and THANK YOU!!!

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    We are at CN currently and cannot even tell a storm moved through. Fortunately all the staff we have spoken too here are fine and incurred no damage. Hopefully the same is true for the staff at CSS and CTI.

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    Thanks for the report. How bad is SSB. Hope you get to use it soon!

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