in St. Lucia and Barbados were closed Wednesday due to Tropical Storm Matthew.
Lucia’s Hewanorra International Airport, as well as the island’s smaller George
F. Charles Airport, closed at noon local time, the Saint Lucia Air and Sea Port Authority
Barbados, authorities closed Grantley Adams International Airport at 9:30 p.m.
Tuesday. It remained closed on Wednesday.
of 2 p.m. Eastern time, Matthew was approximately 25 miles southwest of St.
Lucia and moving west at 20 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center.
Maximum sustained winds were 60 mph.
with causing the closure of airports, Matthew has caused the Leeward
Islands carrier LIAT to suspend flights within the storm’s advisory zone.
to the southeast Caribbean should check with their carriers for details about