Local September 6, 2017 | 11:00 am

Dominican Republic eyes Irma

Santo Domingo.- Category 5 Hurricane Irma with winds as high as  295 kph (185 mph) will impact the country from tomorrow, said National Office Weather (Onamet) director Gloria Ceballos.

She said the storm began tracking west-northwest at 11pm Tues. and the rains will start being felt Wed. afternoon.

She said Irma will be strafing the Atlantic coast from early Thurs. to Friday, when the strongest downpours are forecast. “We are going to have hurricane conditions on the north coast and storm conditions on the south coast.”

Ceballos added that hurricane-force winds would extend up to 95 kilometers from its center and up to 280 kilometers with storm force gusts.

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