Latest Update on Hurricane Tammy: Slowing, Strengthening, Tracking Slightly to East

In my last update on Wednesday, Tammy was a tropical storm that was moving at a brisk and favorable 23 mph. The latest update from this morning is not trending in the right direction, with Tammy now being classified as a Hurricane.

On the positive side, Tammy is now being forecast on a slightly more easterly path than it was earlier in the week. Not all the islands would be spared a direct hit on the current forecasted track — Barbuda and St. John’s look to be most at risk — but most Leeward islands would likely be grazed by the outer band of the storm.

On the flip side of that, Tammy has slowed considerably, moving WNW at 7 mph. The slower the storm the longer it takes to pass and the more damage it can cause.

The next 24-36 hours will be critical. Stay safe everyone.

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Jon Ferlise

I fell in love with the island of Saint Martin the first time I visited to celebrate my 40th birthday in May of 2009. Since then, I've spent most birthdays there, and have visited countless other times getting to know this wonderful place and the friendly locals that make it so special. I adore the culture, the people, the community, and the beauty of this stunning island. SXM Strong is a website that I started to support humanitarian relief efforts following Hurricane Irma. There was no plan, it just evolved as I witnessed the devastation that Irma caused the island and the huge need to communicate and disseminate information about what had happened and how people could help support this island and its people.

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