October 30th, 2010
06:16 AM ET

Tomas close to hurricane strength near Barbados

Tropical Storm Tomas is near hurricane strength as it passes near the island of Barbados in the West Indies and heads toward the northern Windward Islands on Saturday, according to the National Hurricane Center.

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  1. Mary McGregor

    On the island of Mustique, it's 7.15 local time and we're awaiting TS soon to be Hurricane Tomas.

    October 30, 2010 at 7:10 am | Report abuse |
    • Jayne Anne

      Hi Mary, I'm on Mustique too, not much information at this point. Have you heard if it is expected to get worse than it is now (13.40).

      October 30, 2010 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Gilbert

    OK Mary, let us know what goes down.

    October 30, 2010 at 7:17 am | Report abuse |
    • Boney

      Umm...Gillbert..what's the deal with you and Mary?

      October 30, 2010 at 9:35 am | Report abuse |
  3. Milla Charles

    Tomas just missed Trinidad. It turned north headed to Barbados. We still have dark clouds. Saturday 7.15am.

    October 30, 2010 at 7:23 am | Report abuse |
  4. ian marfleet

    God is a 'Trini' so the storm had no choice but to swing north and for that we are eternally grateful!

    October 30, 2010 at 7:51 am | Report abuse |
    • Melissia Haynes

      Ian, I'm in Barbados and we bajans say God is a Bajan However He is neither Bajan nor Trini nor lucian nor vinci. To say that the storm had no choice but to turn north and in effect devastate the rest of us is a truly insensitive statement. What I experienced the last few days was horrible and I am thanking God that no lives were lost. St Vincent and St Lucia were much more devastated than we were here in Barbados and I am hoping that you were saying prayers for us in Bim as well as for them.

      November 1, 2010 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |

    Hi Barbados always wanted to visit you ever since i worked for Freddy Laker ( LAKER AIRWAYS)
    all those years ago

    October 16, 2012 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |