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Date: Mon, 26 Oct 1998 07:24:25 -0800 (PST) From: Jay Bennett (firstname.lastname@example.org) Subject: Cuba on Hurricane Georges I have friends there and they did fine. Stayed indoors for 24 hours.he was strong an fierce.Blew over A few trees. But to cubans it is just A memory. Sierra
[Mon, 21 Sep 1998 15:08EDT] - Jenni Burdette reporting from Cuba:
Hurricane Georges was centered at 17.9N, 64.7W or 660 miles away from Naval Base Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The maximum winds were 110. Movement was towards the W NW at 15kts. Radar observations from San Juan suggest that the hurricane may be getting more organized now. Some increase in strength is possible before the center of Georges reaches Puerto Rico. Intensity of Georges is largely dependent on how the circulation interacts with Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, and the extreme eastern Cuba. We are still in hurricane condition III, which should change in the next day . Residents here have been busy making preparations for this hurricane, and shelters are being prepared for residents whom do not live in hurricane proof housing. General outlook is to be prepared for this hurricane, whether we have an encounter with Georges or not.
[Sun, 20 Sep 1998 11:47EDT] - Jenni Burdette reporting from Cuba:
The Naval Base here has set Hurricane condition III, which means that we could experience dangerous winds within 48hrs. Currently hurricane Georges is centered near 16.1N, 57.1W moving W at 15kts, or 1110 miles from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba . Maximum sustained wind speed is 130KTS with gusts to 165KTS. Everyone here is making preparations for this hurricane. Most people that reside here live in hurricane proof housing, and are stocking up on food, water, batteries, and taking all the appropriate precautions.
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