Tropical storm Earl is approaching the Lesser Antilles, and I relay hurricane warnings and watches:
Hurricane conditions are expected within 24 hours, all preparations to safeguard life and property should be rushed to completion
Antigua, Barbuda, Montserrat, St Kitts, Nevis, Anguilla
Saint Martin and Saint Barthelemy
St Maarten, St Eustatius and Saba
Hurricane conditions expected within 36 hours
US and British Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Culebra and Vieques
Full updates will be issued by the National Hurricane Center every 3 hours, next update at 1200 GMT (0800 AST).