Hurricane Dean Becomes First in the Atlantic, Heading toward the Caribbean


Look out Caribbean, the first hurricane of the season in the Atlantic is heading your way. 

The first hurricane has formed in the Atlantic this season. Hurricane Dean is headed toward the Lesser Antilles in the Caribbean.

Hurricane DEAN Public Advisory - NOLA

Tracking Hurricane Dean

Hurricane warnings were issued for the islands of Dominica and St. Lucia by their local governments. Hurricane watches were in effect for the islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe and its dependencies, Saba and St. Eustaties.

At 5 a.m. EDT, Dean was centered about 485 miles east of Barbados and about 590 miles east of Martinique, according to the National Hurricane Center. It was moving west near 24 mph, and was expected to continue the same path for the next 24 hours. (ABC News)

Amigoe, August 16, 2007: Tropical storm Dean will reach the Caribbean this coming Saturday 

The probable route of Dean that will possibly grow into the first hurricane of the season this coming Friday

WILLEMSTAD – Tropical storm number 4 that is currently in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, contains everything to grow into a hurricane on Friday.  Expectations are that Dean will move as the first hurricane of this season, into the Caribbean on Saturday. 

As it appears now, the areas where the hurricane will travel, will experience 180 kilometers per hour winds.  Besides the north-eastern islands of the Caribbean, also southern Florida and the Bahamas are starting to get worried.  Meteorologists do not exclude the fact that before the depression reaches the Caribbean, it will curve more to the north. 

UPDATE I: Strong hurricane heads for Caribbean

Martinique – Powerful Hurricane Dean tore through the eastern Caribbean on Friday, hitting the islands of St. Lucia and Martinique. Airports closed, coastal hotels were evacuated and tourists hunkered down in shelters.

The Category 2 hurricane was expected to intensify as it enters the warm waters of the Caribbean — heading toward Jamaica.

It was too early to tell whether the storm would eventually strike the United States, but officials were gearing up for the possibility of the season’s most severe storm yet. (Yahoo News)

Caribbean Prepares for Hurricane Dean

Posted August 16, 2007 by
Amigoe, Aruba, Hurricane, weather | 25 comments

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  • Comments

    25 Responses to “Hurricane Dean Becomes First in the Atlantic, Heading toward the Caribbean”

    1. Vicki on August 16th, 2007 10:51 am

      Isnt this going near lieruba????Hold on to your hats, it looks like it is…..

    2. ayfit on August 16th, 2007 11:44 am

      SM ; I know this is not at all related to this post,however I must ask you. Why don’t you guys report or comment on the Spector/Clarkson trial. Will this be an O.J./Robert Blake repeat,where the rich get away with murder. Yes it happens here as well. Think about it. I believe the freek killed her myself. IMO

    3. Robert on August 16th, 2007 12:18 pm

      Hopefully the Hurricane hits the Devils Island and their tourism will be finished once and for all.Down with Aruba and Justice for Natalee!!!!!Deans, please make Aruba pay FOR WHAT THEY DID 2 NATALEE.DOWN WITH ARUBA!!!!!

    4. Susan on August 16th, 2007 12:39 pm

      Vicki, The path is too far north…

    5. Derek on August 16th, 2007 2:26 pm

      Been reviewing the prediction models, and the best chance of the hurricane impacting Aruba, would for some of it’s outer bands to brush the island.

      Like Emily did {I think} in 2005.

    6. minnesota dad on August 16th, 2007 2:53 pm

      Any way this thing can hang a hard left at Grand Cayman and impact both Aruba and Venezuala???

      I’ll start praying to the Hurricane Gods this evening.


    7. Freebrid on August 16th, 2007 3:12 pm

      It’s been quiet all summer til now, I knew this would happen 2 weeks before my wedding on the beach. Oh well high water or not this fish ain’t getten away!

    8. Micah on August 16th, 2007 6:58 pm

      One never knows!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Rita looked like she was going to clean house – but she turned out to be nothing more than a nuisance.

    9. disgustedmom on August 16th, 2007 7:59 pm

      Hurricanes are no joking matter. I wish all in its path well.

      But if it happens to wash a few bodies that are already dead up to shore, well that’s another story!

    10. Gabriel Leo on August 16th, 2007 9:49 pm

      You wish bad for another always comes back and bite you in the ass.

    11. brie on August 16th, 2007 10:11 pm


    12. Carpe Noctem on August 16th, 2007 10:13 pm

      How do you know that, Gabe… experience?

    13. Vicki on August 17th, 2007 9:14 am

      thats pretty funny Carpe….good old gabe…wonder why he turned on the family of Natalee????

    14. stoney on August 17th, 2007 9:23 am

      do you live in Aruba do you know Joran personally

    15. sparrow on August 17th, 2007 9:44 am

      Never know what a hurricane will churn-up and wash ashore.

    16. arubagirl on August 17th, 2007 4:13 pm

      It’s called Karma, Carpe Noctum.

    17. Nut44x4 on August 17th, 2007 5:15 pm

      Instant karmas gonna get you
      Gonna knock you right on the head
      You better get yourself together
      Pretty soon youre gonna be dead
      What in the world you thinking of
      Laughing in the face of love
      What on earth you tryin to do
      Its up to you, yeah you

      Instant karmas gonna get you
      Gonna look you right in the face
      Better get yourself together darlin
      Join the human race
      How in the world you gonna see
      Laughin at fools like me
      Who in the hell do you think you are
      A super star
      Well, right you are

      Well we all shine on
      Like the moon and the stars and the sun
      Well we all shine on…..

    18. brie on August 18th, 2007 9:06 am

      HEY CARPE, WE LOVE YA!!!!trolls are mere nothings…

    19. ? on August 18th, 2007 9:59 am

      Btw for alll the ANTI-ARUBAN’S The more you talk The more Aruba grow so keep talking Bad Fame is Also Fame

    20. Patti on August 18th, 2007 2:11 pm


      I think you’re a little mixed up. The words bad
      and fame don’t go together. It’s like saying
      good disease. I would reconsider what you want
      to be famous for before I jumped to that

      I can just picture it now, “Step right up folks
      and visit the island that allowed a girl to go
      missing and a police department that covered-up
      her torture, rape and murder then hid her body from her family”

      We have circuses here where people disapppear
      and no one gets hurt. Why’d we want to go all
      the way to Aruba to see the spot that cost the
      life of young girl, with a bright future ahead
      of her, is WAY beyond comprehension.

      You’re famous for being corrupt, dirty handed
      and uncaring. Are your numbers going up? No.
      Try again.

    21. brie on August 18th, 2007 4:41 pm

      #24….you need to attend to your divorce….sorry for your misery…..but we don’t need it!!!!!

    22. Carpe Noctem on August 18th, 2007 8:45 pm


      I wouldn’t wish a hurricane on anyone, even if
      they had the MOST corrupt police department.

      Which I did not do, so what’s your PERNT?


    23. Klaasend on August 19th, 2007 1:06 pm

      FYI – I’m going to start deleting posts that are simply attacking the poster and not about the subject.

    24. Carpe Noctem on August 19th, 2007 3:07 pm

      “Bad Fame is Also Fame”

      Yes, that’s what OJ thought too, before
      he became persona non grata!

      Before the IRS started “bull charging” his ass.

    25. ramzie on September 1st, 2007 6:12 am

      yall are stupid

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