St. John: Hurricane update 2:45 p.m. EDT

  • Earl is now a category 3 hurricane, winds 125-150 miles an hour.  The storm is seen strengthening to a Cat 4 as it moves away from the VIs.

  • Warning to beachfront villa owners frrom the National Hurricane Center: “STORM SURGE WILL RAISE WATER LEVELS BY AS MUCH AS 3 TO 5 FEET ABOVE GROUND LEVEL.”

  • Earl is right over the island.  This satellite image is from StormCarib.com and NASA’s Global Hydrology and Climate Center.

  • Spicecam off the air at 1 p.m.  Dingy dock is history.


4 thoughts on “St. John: Hurricane update 2:45 p.m. EDT”

  1. From the looks of the Spicecam, it looks like alot of boats are riding out the storm right in Cruz Bay – good luck to all.

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