The US territory of Puerto Rico has declared a state of emergency because it braces to be hit by a tropical storm churning via the Caribbean.
The Nationwide Hurricane Middle (NHC) has issued a hurricane watch and tropical storm warning for Puerto Rico.
Forecasters anticipate Tropical Storm Dorian to develop right into a hurricane inside the subsequent 24 hours.
The storm was 25km (15 miles) northwest of the island of St Lucia by Tuesday morning, in line with the NHC.
“I urge residents to activate their emergency plan with warning and peace of thoughts,” Ms Vázquez stated on Twitter.
Round 360 shelters might be open throughout the island, the governor stated.
The storm is anticipated to move southwest of Puerto Rico as a Class 1 hurricane on Wednesday evening, earlier than making landfall within the Dominican Republic on Thursday.
A tropical storm warning was additionally in impact for Martinique, St Lucia and St Vincent and the Grenadines, the NHC stated in its newest advisory.