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Disturbance targets Florida

Disturbance targets Florida
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WE EXPECT NOTHING TOO STRONG. NOW WE LOOK HIGH DOWN TO THE TROPICS. IT IS THIS AREA OF MOISTURE THAT IS LIFTING NORTH. THIS WILL REVERSE AND MOVE TOWARDS THE PENINSULA. HERE WE ARE IN RELATION TO A TIMELINE. WHEN THIS HAPPENS WE CAN START RUNNING MODELS. WE NEED IT TO DEVELOP. THE FORECAST IMAGE BEGINS TO FINE AND COME INTO FOCUS. THURSDAY AND FRIDAY WE WAIT FOR THE TROPICAL DEVELOPMENT. TILL WEDNESDAY, THAT’S WHEN THIS THING STARTS APPROACHING SOUTH FLORIDA. MOST OF THE MODEL TRACKS WERE TAKEN IN SOUTH FLORIDA AND THEN LOOP AROUND OUR TERRITORY. TRACKS AND RAIN NUMBERS ARE FAIR CONSISTENT, DO NOT WRITE OFF FIVE INCHES OF RAIN. WHAT CONCERNS ME IS THAT THE INTENSITY HAS STARTED TRENDING STRONG. THE EUROPEAN IS MORE OF A TROPICAL PRINT. FOR ALL OF US, BEACH EROSION, HEAVY DOWNS IN MID TO LATE THIS WEEK. THAT’S WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR. WE WILL OPTIMIZE THIS AS REQUIRED. ENJOY THE SUNSHINE. START CHOICE

Tropical disturbance hits Florida

A tropical disturbance is creeping closer to Florida’s east coast and the chances of development have increased significantly. The National Hurricane Center gives the system, located over the northeastern Caribbean Sea, a 90% formation over the next five days and 70% over the next two days. “A subtropical or tropical depression is likely to form earlier this week as the system moves generally westward to west-northwest across the southwestern Atlantic,” the NHC said. “Regardless of development, there is an increasing risk of coastal flooding, gale force winds, heavy rainfall, rough surf and beach erosion along much of the southeastern coast of the United States, the east coast of Florida and parts of the central and northwestern Bahamas during the early to mid-part of this week . They said coastal residents should keep a close eye on the disruption and begin preparations immediately. County officials there said potential storm impacts include strong currents, high surf and crashing waves of up to 12 feet. Director of Emergency Management Jim Judge said because the coastline is already so damaged and eroded by Hurricane Ian that ” this new system coming our way can be significant threatening these properties with further erosion.” In addition, Volusia County officials are urging residents and visitors to stay away from the beach this weekend until early next week. or NOAA Weather Radio for storm updates. Be prepared to bring indoor patio furniture, outdoor decorations or ornaments, trash cans, hanging plants, and anything else that can be caught by the wind. Understand hurricane forecast models and cones. Prepare to cover all the windows of your home. If shutters have not been installed, use precut plywood Check batteries and stock up on canned food, first aid supplies, drinking water, and medication The WESH 2 First Warning Weather Team recommends you have these items ready before the storm hits: One gallon of water per person per day Canned foods and soups, such as beans and chiliCan openers for those cans without easy-open lidsPut together a first aid kitPrescription medication for two weeksBaby/child needs, such as formula and diapersFlashlight and batteriesBattery-powered weather radio WAS WHAT TO DO WHEN A HURRICANE WARNING IS ISSUE Heed the advice of local officials. If you are advised to evacuate, go. Complete the preparation activities. If you are not advised to evacuate, stay indoors and away from windows. Watch out for tornadoes. Tornadoes can occur during and after a hurricane. Stay indoors, in the middle of your house, in a closet or bathroom with no windows HOW YOUR SMARTPHONE CAN HELP DURING A HURRICANE Smartphone can be your best friend in a hurricane – with the right websites and apps you can turn it into a powerful tool , which guides you through the approach, arrival and aftermath of a storm. Download the WESH 2 News App for iOS | Turn on Android emergency notifications – If you have an iPhone, select Settings, then go to Notifications. From there, check for government alerts and turn on emergency alerts. If you have an Android phone, scroll to the bottom right of the app’s home page and click “Settings.” From the Settings menu, click Severe Weather Alerts. From the menu, select from the most severe, moderate, or all alerts. If you must evacuate, the most important thing you can do to protect your pets is evacuate them too. Leaving pets behind, even if you try to provide a safe place for them, can result in injury or death. Check with hotels and motels outside of your immediate area to see if they accept pets. Ask friends, family and others outside of the affected area if they could shelter your pet.

A tropical disturbance is creeping closer to Florida’s east coast and the chances of development have increased significantly.

The National Hurricane Center gives the system, located over the northeastern Caribbean Sea, 90% of the formation over the next five days and 70% over the next two days.

“Earlier this week, a subtropical or tropical depression is likely to form as the system moves generally westward to west-northwest across the southwest Atlantic,” the NHC said. “Regardless of development, there is an increasing risk of coastal flooding, gale force winds, heavy rainfall, rough surf and beach erosion along much of the southeastern coast of the United States, the east coast of Florida and parts of the central and northwestern Bahamas early to mid-week.”

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Related: Tropical disturbance brings harsh weather to hurricane-ravaged Central Florida shores

In Volusia County, Officials issued a warning on Thursday about the storm’s potential to threaten its coast. They said coastal residents should keep a close eye on the disruption and begin preparations immediately. County officials there said potential storm impacts include strong currents, high surf and crashing waves of up to 12 feet.

Emergency management chief Jim Judge said because the coast has already been so damaged and eroded by Hurricane Ian that “this new system coming our way could significantly threaten these properties with further erosion.”

In addition, officials in Volusia County have urged residents and visitors to stay away from the beach this weekend until early next week.

KNOW WHAT TO DO IF A HURRICANE WATCH IS ISSUED

  • Stay tuned to WESH 2 News, WESH.com or NOAA Weather Radio for storm updates.
  • Be prepared to bring in patio furniture, outdoor decorations or ornaments, trash cans, hanging plants, and anything else that may be blown up by the wind.
  • Understand hurricane forecast models and cones.
  • Prepare to cover all the windows in your home. If shutters have not been installed, use pre-cut plywood.
  • Check the batteries and stock up on canned goods, first aid supplies, drinking water and medicines.

The WESH 2 First Warning Weather Team recommends that you have these items ready before the storm hits.

  • Bottled Water: One gallon of water per person per day
  • Canned foods and soups, like beans and chili
  • Can opener for cans without an easy-open lid
  • Assemble a first aid kit
  • Prescription medication for two weeks
  • Baby/kids supplies, such as formula and diapers
  • flashlight and batteries
  • Battery operated weather radio

WHAT TO DO IF A HURRICANE WARNING IS ISSUED

  • Heed the advice of local officials. If you are advised to evacuate, leave.
  • Full preparation activities.
  • If you are not advised to evacuate, stay indoors and away from windows.
  • Watch out for tornadoes. Tornadoes can occur during and after a hurricane. Stay indoors, in the middle of your home, in a closet or bathroom with no windows.

HOW YOUR SMARTPHONE CAN HELP DURING A HURRICANE

A smartphone can be your best friend in a hurricane – with the right websites and apps, you can turn it into a powerful tool that guides you through a storm’s approach, arrival and aftermath.

Download the WESH 2 News app iOS | Android

Turn on emergency notifications – if you have an iPhone, select Settings, then go to Notifications. From there, check for government alerts and turn on emergency alerts.

If you have an Android phone, scroll down to the right on the app’s home page and click “Settings”. From the Settings menu, click Severe Weather Alerts. From the menu, select from the most severe, moderate or all alerts.

PETS AND ANIMAL SAFETY

Your pet should be part of your family plan. If you must evacuate, the most important thing you can do to protect your pets is evacuate them too. Leaving pets behind can result in injury or death, even if you try to provide a safe place for them.

  • Check with hotels and motels outside of your immediate area to see if they accept pets.
  • Ask friends, family and others outside of the affected area if they could accommodate your animal.

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