Barbuda will escape the wrath of Hurricane Jose after it was predicted that the storm could follow Hurricane Irma in slamming the island.
"Hurricane #Jose will thankfully miss #Antigua and #Barbuda. Max sustained winds are at 145 MPH. Moving NW at 14 MPH. #GOES16," tweeted NASA's Short-term Prediction Research and Transition Center on Saturday, referring to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's GOES-16 weather satellite.
A 2 p.m. Eastern advisory from the National Hurricane Center said the Category 4 storm was turning more to the north than previously predicted, sparing the small Caribbean island.
A tropical storm warning remained in effect for Barbuda and surrounding islands.
Last week, Irma, then a Category 5 storm, smacked into the island, causing up to 95 percent property damage or destruction, according to Gaston Browne, the prime minister of Antigua and Barbuda.
"It is extremely unfortunate that Barbuda was right in its path," Browne said.
Barbuda is a small Island in the Eastern Caribbean that Browne said has a population of around 1,800 people. Antigua, the other island that completes the small Caribbean nation where Hurricane Irma made landfall, is home to over 80,000 people.