A tropical storm Jerry intensified to a hurricane in the Atlantic Ocean on Thursday, just one day after Hurricane Humberto fed the Bermuda.
While Humberto did not directly strike the British nation, the Category 3 storm brought powerful winds reaching speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour and torrential rain, leaving thousands in the dark, downed trees and damaged property.
Jerry of the Tropical Storm that formed on Wednesday turned into a Category 1 hurricane on Thursday morning, bringing with it violent winds and heavy rain as it moves west-northwest.
"The good news is that there is no loss of life," Mr. Keynes said, adding that the country was "getting back on its feet."
"We have passed and everyone is safe." Burtudan's prime minister, David Burt, said in a statement Thursday morning. "[T] is the most important thing."
Mr. Burt, who urged people to check on elderly neighbors and anyone in need of help, pointed out another good news: the birth of a girl.
"Congratulations to those parents whose new arrival brought a welcome note of joy in the midst of the storm," he said.
"There will still be very strong winds, and as hurricanes begin to lose their tropical characteristics, they are increasing," says Michael Brennan, head of the Hurricane Center at Hurricane Center. "Humberto is a very big storm right now. For example, tropical storm force winds rise up to 400 miles from the center, and hurricane force winds extend about 90 miles from the center. "
Such large storms, Mr. Brennan said, are particularly dangerous to" maritime interests. ”
The recent formation of Humberto, Jerry and Imelda – causing severe flooding in Texas – is not uncommon.
"It's certainly not uncommon to have many storms in September, this is the peak of the hurricane season," said Mr. Brennan, noting that people living in hurricane prone areas should keep an eye on updates of potential storms.
The first thing you need to know is your risk, he said. "This will be the basis of your hurricane plan."
In the Pacific, tropical storm Lorena threatens parts of Mexico, prompting the government to issue a hurricane warning for the southern part of the Baja California Peninsula. Forecasters predict that Lorena, who was briefly a Category 1 hurricane, will regain her hurricane status as she approaches the region.