“It’s been very windy,” Sersland said via cell phone today and added that the island has enough supplies to last three or four days.
Watching Two Other Storms
Forecasters were watching two other tropical weather systems today.
Tropical Storm Joyce, a weak storm system with top winds of just 40 mph, was moving over Grenada, a southeastern Caribbean nation of about 98,000 people just north of Trinidad and Tobago. It was expected to move into the open Caribbean Sea later today, skirting the South American coast.
It was moving to the west-northwest at about 16 mph and was expected to stay on that track for the next day, forecasters said. The storm was spreading heavy rain over Grenada and small nearby islands but was expected to do little damage.
Tropical storm warnings were in effect for Grenada, St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
Far to the north, Tropical Storm Isaac was weakening over the cooler waters of the North Atlantic.
Its center was about 835 miles west of the westernmost Azores Islands at latitude 41.6 north and longitude 43.8 west, forecasters said.
Isaac was moving to the east-northeast at about 30 mph and had top winds of about 70 mph .
The Associated Press, Reuters and ABCNEWS’ Ed Bailey contributed to this report.