Source: National Hurricane Centre

The St. Kitts and Nevis government are asking residents to take all necessary precautions to prepare for the arrival of Hurricane Maria.

The National Hurricane Centre (NHC) in Miami has now reported there is a hurricane warning for St. Kitts and Nevis.

There is also a hurricane warning out for Montserrat, Martinique and Dominica.

St. Kitts and Nevis was one of the islands spared the brunt of the impact from Hurricane Irma. However, the nation is still overwhelmed with the cost of the assocated damage, estimated at more than EC$53 million.

St. Kitts and Nevis deputy prime minister Mr. Shawn Richards has reiterated the need for residents to prepare for the hurricane, by securing their properties, livestock and pets and ensuring there is enough non-perishable foods, water and batteries to get through the storm.

The hurricane is currently on a west-northwest path, moving at about 15mph. It is expected to hit the Leeward Islands on Monday night, according to the NHC.