April 19, 2021

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Tropical storm winds continue to affect parts of Puerto Rico

Tropical storm Isaías continues this morning leaving rain over some sectors of Puerto Rico, mainly in the southwest of the Island and in the eastern interior.

However, in the 11:00 am bulletin of the Thursday, the National Hurricane Center (CNH) in Miami establishes that the system is already moving away from the Puerto Rico area and affects the neighboring Dominican Republic.

At this time, the center of the system is located at latitude 18.1 N, length 68.9 W. This is 50 miles from Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

“The winds with the force of a tropical storm they extend outward up to 310 miles (500 km) mainly north of the center. Tropical storm force winds are occurring along the southern coast of Puerto Rico. A Weatherflow station in Las Mareas, Puerto Rico reported sustained winds of 45 mph (72 km / h) with a gust of 54 mph (87 km / h). A wind gust of 60 mph (96 km / h) was recently reported in Punta Cana in the eastern Punta of the Dominican Republic, "details the 11:00 am bulletin.

Wind gusts in Puerto Rico was above 50 mph at various stations around the country and radar rainfall estimates are above seven inches of precipitation, mainly in the eastern and southwestern interior of Puerto Rico.

Some areas of the Island have received over seven inches of rain in the hours from early morning until morning today.

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