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Public Advisory  Forecast/Advisory     Discussion   Strike Probabilities   Wind Probs
Updated at 10 AM CDT Thursday July 21, 2005

...Emily Continues To Weaken Inland Over Northern Mexico...
...The Threat Of Heavy Rainfall And Flooding Still Exists...

At 10 AM CDT...1500z...the poorly-defined center of tropical depression Emily was located inland near latitude 25.0 north... Longitude 101.2 west or about 35 miles...55 km... South-southwest of Saltillo Mexico.

The depression is drifting toward the west near 2 mph ... 4 km/hr...and this general motion is expected to continue today.

Maximum sustained winds are near 30 mph... 45 km/hr. Continued weakening is forecast and Emily should gradually dissipate later today.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 1007 mb...29.74 inches.

Although Emily is forecast to dissipate as a tropical cyclone...the remnant circulation will still be capable of producing additional rain accumulations of 3 to 5 inches over northern Mexico...with isolated maximum amounts of 8 inches in the mountains. These rains could cause life-threatening flash floods and mudslides.    
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FORECAST POSITIONS AND MAX WINDS
INITIAL      20/2100Z 25.0N  99.2W    60 KT...INLAND
 12HR VT     21/0600Z 25.1N 100.9W    30 KT...DISSIPATING INLAND
 24HR VT     21/1800Z 25.1N 103.0W    20 KT...REMNANT LOW INLAND
 36HR VT     22/0600Z...DISSIPATED

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DURING A HURRICANE WATCH
(A Hurricane Watch is issued when there is a threat of hurricane conditions within 24-36 hours.)
1. Listen to a battery-operated radio or television for hurricane progress reports.
2. Check emergency supply kit.
3. Fuel car.
4. Bring in outdoor objects such as lawn furniture, toys, and garden tools and anchor objects that cannot be brought inside.
5. Secure buildings by closing and boarding up windows. Remove outside antennas.
6. Turn refrigerator and freezer to coldest settings. Open only when absolutely necessary and close quickly.
7. Store drinking water in clean bathtubs, jugs, bottles, and cooking utensils.
8. Store valuables and personal papers in a waterproof container on the highest level of your home. 9. Review evacuation plan.
10. Moor boat securely or move it to a designated safe place. Use rope or chain to secure boat to trailer. Use tiedowns to anchor trailer to the ground or house.
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Jamaica Situation Update: July 18, 2005
Four people were killed as a result of flooding affecting several  parishes, particularly Trelawny, Saint Catherine, Saint James,  Manchester and Saint Elizabeth. No major material damages are reported.
 
According to the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency  Management (ODPEM), 2,296 persons were housed in temporary shelters  across the island.

Mexico Situation Update: July 19, 2005
Most affected communities were Playa del Carmen and Cozumel in the  State of Quintana Roo, and Tizimín in the State of Merida. According to  preliminary damage assessment, there are m