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Caribbean Hurricane Bertha, DHA-Geneva Information Report No 2, 8 July 1996

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Ref: DHAGVA - 96/0187
THIS MESSAGE IS NOT AN OFFICIAL HURRICANE WARNING OR ALERT FOR ANY COUNTRY.

1. THE US NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE REPORTS THAT HURRICANE WARNING CONTINUES FROM DOMINICA NORTHWARD AND WESTWARD TO PUERTO RICO. GOVERNMENT OF DOMINICAN REPUBLIC HAS ISSUED HURRICANE WARNING FROM CABO CAUCEDO ON SOUTH COAST TO MONTE CRISTO ON NORTH COAST NEAR BORDER OF HAITI. GOVERNMENT OF BAHAMAS HAS ISSUED HURRICANE WATCH FOR THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS AND THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS.

2. US NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDICATES THAT AS OF 12:00 UTC TODAY 8 JULY, CENTRE OF HURRICANE BERTHA WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 18.0 NORTH AND LONGITUDE 63.5 WEST JUST WEST OF ST. MAARTEN). MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 80 MILES PER HOUR 130 KILOMETERS PER HOUR)

3. CARIBBEAN DISASTER EMERGENCY RESPONSE AGENCY (CDERA) HAS CONTACTED ST. KITTS AND NEVIS, ANGUILLA AND ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA AND THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS. REPORTS INDICATE MINIMAL IMPACT IN ST. KITTS AND NEVIS AND ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA. THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS IN FINAL STAGES OF PREPARATION.

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