A level Orange Tropical Storm Warning was previously put in effect for Tobago, described by the Meteorological Service as having periods of heavy to intense showers and/or thunderstorms likely, as well as heavy downpours, resulting in possibly flooding and gusty winds in excess of 85 kilometers per hour and the risk of landslides.
The government issued an emergency shelter alert on Friday saying municipalities had identified locations which could serve as shelters if it becomes necessary.
Meanwhile the first hurricane of the 2020 season, Hurricane Hannah, is moving towards the South Texas coast with hurricane-force winds just offshore Padre Island.
The Atlantic hurricane season, affecting the Caribbean, began in June.
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