As tropical storm Fiona gains momentum in the western Atlantic Ocean, hotels, restaurants and residents in the northeast Caribbean are preparing for flooding and strong wind gusts in the coming days. Accordingly, USPA Nationwide Security, a disaster relief security service operating the in the Caribbean for nearly two decades, is amassing its security contractors strategically as calls for increased security presence are being received in the region.
Tropical Storm Fiona 2022
Tropical Storm Fiona formed on the Atlantic Ocean on August 8 and is forecast to continue strengthening as it moves over the region. It is the sixth named storm of the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season. Satellite measurements show it has a broad counterclockwise circulation and winds up to 50 mph. Fiona will approach the Caribbean by Friday night and will pass over the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico before weakening and moving out to sea over the next few days.
Supervisors in the USPA Command Center in Midtown Manhattan are closely monitoring the storm – particularly the shorelines of Puerto Rico. “The long-range forecast is complicated by the presence of a powerful ex-Typhoon in the Pacific, Merbok, which will merge with the jet stream on Friday. As a result, the model guidance for Fiona is subject to significant uncertainty” said Dan Manning, USPA’s CEO who oversees the Disaster Relief efforts in the Caribbean.
Fiona is expected to hit the northern Leeward Islands late Friday. It should move close to the island on Saturday or Sunday. The forecast cone suggests that Fiona could track north of Puerto Rico, and may even side-swipe the northeast U.S. territory on Monday. USPA stands ready to deploy disaster relief security officers, emergency fire watch service and armed security guards in the region if the islands see power outages, flooding or damaged fire suppression systems.
USPA has been providing disaster relief in hard hit areas of the world for 17 years. Whether it’s a storm or man-made disaster, USPA provides pathfinding services, close protection, medics and protective personnel in regions that have been devastated.
Daniel Manning, CEO
USPA Nationwide Security
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