Tropical Storm Lisa forms over the Caribbean Sea

The storm declared itself on Monday morning.

Photo: NHC

The United States National Hurricane Center (NCH) reported on October 31, in conjunction with Ideam, that tropical storm Lisa formed over the Caribbean Sea. Since the end of last week, the institution had been monitoring the progress of the system throughout the Colombian Caribbean.

Right now, NCH reported, maximum sustained winds are nearly 40 miles per hour, with tropical storm-force winds extending about 100 miles from the center of the system. (You can also read: Tropical depression will likely form in the Caribbean this weekend)

“As the system continues to move west-northwest, the development of moderate rains is likely in large sectors of the Colombian Caribbean Sea, including the archipelago of Saint Andrew, Providence y Saint Catherine”, indicated the Ideam.

Therefore, over the next 24 hours, the entity added, it is likely that “significant rains” will occur in Chocó, Valle del Cauca, Cauca, Nariño, Huila, Caldas, Risaralda, Tolima, western and central Antioquia, east and center of Cundinamarca, northeast of Boyacá and center and north of La Guajira.

Significant local rains could also occur in the east and north of Vichada, the southwest of Arauca, the west of Caquetá and Putumayo (including the Amazon foothills), the east and south of Guainía, Vaupés and Amazonas. (You may be interested in: What left the tenth anniversary of the passage of Hurricane Sandy through New York)

For the moment, Ideam recommends that the inhabitants of these areas be aware of the communications and information issued by the ideas and the others authorities local and municipal emergencies, especially in the insular area of ​​San Andrés, Providencia, Santa Catalina and the Colombian Caribbean region.

National authorities, such as the National Unit for Disaster Risk Management (UNGRD), as well as local ones, such as departmental and municipal councils, must activate and reinforce prevention measures aimed at reducing the risks caused by this type of event, especially in the Caribbean region and the archipelago of San Andrés, Providencia , Santa Catalina and the keys.

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