Storm Julia becomes a hurricane and strong winds and rain are forecast in San Andrés

President Gustavo Petro indicated that the entire hotel infrastructure on the island “must make room for shelters for the susceptible population”

Tonight, After warnings from Ideam and the weather authorities in Central and North America, storm Julia became a hurricane. Earlier, President Gustavo Petro declared the “maximum alert”, since it is estimated that the passage of this phenomenon will be accompanied by electrical storms, gusts of wind and storm surge in the archipelago area.

7 PM EDT Saturday October 8 Update: Data from NOAA and Air Force Reserve reconnaissance airplane suggest that #Julia has actually ended up being a cyclone as it passes near San Andres and Providencia Islands. pic.twitter.com/Asvnaw0W4Y

— National Hurricane Center (@NHC_Atlantic) October 8, 2022

Likewise, the President indicated that all the island’s hotel infrastructure “must make room for shelters for the susceptible population.”

#Urgent #AEstaHora We confirm according to the last report of the @NHC_Atlantic Julia’s declaration as a hurricane just as it passes the island of San Andrés, with sustained winds of 120 Km/h and moves at a speed of 28 Km/h. The state of alarm continues pic.twitter.com/WKjyPZp7bV

– – Ideam Colombia (@IDEAMColombia) October 8, 2022

” Tropical Storm Julia is forecast to strengthen rapidly and steadily through tonight and early tomorrow as it tracks westward. It is expected to strengthen to a hurricane on Today, probably at night, while approaching the islands of San Andrés, Providencia and Santa Catalina, according to the latest analysis, there is a high probability that Julia will pass directly by the Island of San Andrés”, indicated the Ideam earlier .

The National Hurricane Center – NHC, together with Ideam, have agreed to issue a maximum hurricane warning alert for the archipelago of San Andrés, Providencia and Santa Catalina, which means that the conditions of e hurricane child possible within the watch area. Sustained winds of 119 km/h or more are likely to occur and strong and extreme accumulated rainfall is expected that could exceed 120 mm, electrical storms, gusts of wind, and storm surge in the archipelago area.

On Friday morning, storm Julia formed in the La Guajira Peninsula and the US National Hurricane Center warned of a possible hurricane that would form 1,125 kilometers from the island of Providencia and Santa Catalina . That same day, the depression traveled at a speed of nearly 25 km/h and sustained winds of 55 km/h with effects such as winds and rains.

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