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    Jet Blue Travel Advisory

    Tropical Storm Matthew

    Last Updated: 9/28/2016 2:30 PM ET

    Due to impending weather forecasted to impact the Caribbean, we will waive change/cancel fees and fare differences for customers traveling on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 through Friday, September 30, 2016 to/from the following cities:

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    Customers may rebook their flights for travel through Thursday, October 6, 2016 prior to the departure of their originally scheduled flight. Customers with cancelled flights may opt for a refund. Original travel must have been booked on or before Wednesday, September 28, 2016.
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    The government of Aruba just issued a tropical storm watch.

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    Just a thought, remember that Aruba does not have storm drainage systems so streets flood or at the very least will have high water areas. Be careful if you are planning to drive.

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    As of now, nothing is going on and still nice weather in Aruba.

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    here is a brief translation of the weather statement from Minister Oduber

    BOLETIN SPECIAL NR 4
    Servicio Meteorologico ta siguiendo di serca recien forma Tormenta Tropical Matthew ubica 11’ or di mainta na 13.4 noord i 60.7 west cu ta na mas o menos na 55 km zuidoost di St. Lucia; e distancia aki ta ta menos 960 km oost di Aruba. Matthew ta moviendo west cu 33 km/hora, cu bientonan maximo rond di e centro di 95 km/ora.
    Talks about the distance from St. Lucia this morning, which is about 960Km East of Aruba. It is moving about 33km/hr with maximum sustained winds at the center of about 95km/hr.

    Matthew su movecion ta depende di dos factor. Matthew’s movement are dependent on two factors:
    1. Un sistema frontal cu lo sali for di Merca diahuebs/diabierna.
    A frontal system originating from the US on Thursday/Friday
    2. Un area di presion halto ubica riba mar atlantico.
    A high pressure are on the Atlantic ocean

    Ten a e momentonan aki ta calcula cu Matthew su centro di circulacion lo por pasa mas o menos na un distancia di 150 pa 200 km noord- noordoost di Aruba den curso di djaweps laat pa diabierna. So far calculations show that the center of the storm will pass about 150-200 km North/North-East of Aruba late Thursday evening into Friday.
    Tormenta Tropical Matthew lo hasi e aire mas humedo i instabiel, aumentando chens pa awacero for di diahuebs atardi. Den e periodo di diahuebs pa diadomingo biento por boltia tambe i lama tambe, pues lama lo por bira bruto hasta banda di areanan di hotel, cu normalmente ta protegi. Due to the humid air, causing instability, the chances for heavy rainfall are increased on Thursday afternoon. Chances for wind direction change and sea conditions becoming rough are expected in the hotel area, which are normally protected.
    Dor cu Matthew ta relativamente basta leeuw, por bin cambionan den e efectonan cu e lo bai tin riba e tempo na Aruba. Sinembargo, por spera rafaga di biento durante di awacero cu por jega forsa modera te fuerte (Beaufort 6 te 7, 22 te 33 nudo). Awacero lo bai compaņa pa strena cu lamper i por causa inundacion temporal den cierto caya of barionan di e isla. As Matthew is relatively far, there might be changes in weather conditions. Wind gusts anywhere from 6 to 33 knots are to be expected. Rainfall with thunder & lightning can cause flooding in certain areas on island.
    Posibel efectonan di e pasaje di Matthew : Possible effects:
    -Por spera yobida di entre 10 pa 40 mm cu por ta mas localmente. Can expect rainfall anywhere from 10 to 40mm.
    -Lama lo bira bruto dependiendo di edistancia cu e sistema aqui pasa lo por tin olanan di entre 8 pa 12 pia na cierto partinan di costa.
    Rough seas, depending the distance with swells anywhere from 8 to 12 feet in height.
    -Dependiendo di e distancia cu e sistema pasa di Aruba por tin biento cu rafaga te 33 nudo (Beaufort 6 te 7).
    Depending the distance from Aruba, wind gusts can be up to 33 knots.
    Ta avisa pueblo di Aruba pa keda pendiente pa boletinan official di tempo di gobierno via e canalan official di gobierno.
    The government requests the community to be pending on updates through the official governmental channels.
    Servicio Meteorologico di Aruba ta den contacto cu diferente otro servicio meteorologico di e regio, National Hurricane Center na Miami i KNMI.
    The Aruba Weather department is in constant contact with several other weather organizations in the region (e.g. NOAA and KNMI)
    Indicacion ta cu ora e sistema pasa Aruba, e por hanja mas forza i bira Orcan.
    The storm is expected to become a hurricane as soon as it passes Aruba.

    Un proximo aviso tocante e situacion di tempo tropical lo wordo emiti awe tardi 6 pm, esaki lo bira boletin nr 5. News release #5 will be released today at 6pm with updates on the current situation.
    E boletinan di prensa relaciona cu e sistema tropical ta wordo hasi den coordinacion cu Minister di Transporte, O.E.Oduber i Minister di Asuntonan General. The release will be sent out in conjunction with Minister Oduber.
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    Latest from the Curacao Chronicle.

    http://curacaochronicle.com/main/tro...nal-hurricane/

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    My nephew left this morning from JFK.

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    Latest Advisory via the Curacao Chronicle. ABC islands still under a Tropical Storm Watch.

    http://curacaochronicle.com/main/tro...ricane-center/

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    new map from NHC

    apparently will not be a direct hit
    the storm will produce much rain and some gusts to aruba.

    as of now, no flights have been cancelled. (10:35 am 9/29/2016)


    Matthew..depression thru hurricane-120607w5_nl_sm.jpg
    Happy Holidays to you and yours!

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    That's certainly good news!

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