Tropical storm Idalia is expected to strengthen to a Hurricane Category 2 by the time it arrives Florida’s Gulf Coast on Tuesday in what forecasters said would be a “very significant and impactful hurricane.”
The wind is predicted to Reach out to us a Jamie Rhome is the deputy director at National Hurricane Center said with an update on Sunday evening.
“Evacuations may be necessary for this storm later today or tomorrow,” “Mr. Rhome” said.
“The hazards absolutely will extend beyond the cone,” He then added: to the forecast maps showing the storm’s potential path. “Do not focus exclusively on the cone to determine your risk.”
Idalia also poses a threat. to bring heavy rains to Georgia and the Carolinas forecasters said.
Hurricane Watches have been issued for a Western Pennsylvania, including a large area of the western FloridaEnglewood to Officials said that Indian Pass and Tampa Bay are included.
The tropical storm warning was issued for the Gulf Coast, south of Englewood (about 80 miles south-east of Tampa). to Chokoloskee, a Community located approximately 65 miles south-east of Fort Myers a Chokoloskee is under a storm surge alert to Indian Pass
You can also find out more about the following: Florida Division of Emergency Management told residents to Keep your gas tank at least half full in the event of an emergency evacuation order.
Gov. Ron DeSantis, Florida signed an executive order on Saturday declaring a Prepare for state of Emergency in 33 Counties for The storm.
“If you are in the path of this storm, you should expect power outages, so please prepare for that,” “He said Sunday.” “If you are power-dependent — particularly people who are elderly or who have medical needs — please plan on going to a shelter.”
National Guard has been mobilized with 2,400 water vehicles and 12 planes. for rescue efforts. From Monday, workers from electric companies are on standby.
You can also find out more about the following: Hurricane Center marked in an advisory On Sunday, it was announced that on Tuesday and Wednesday parts of the West Coast of Florida. Florida Panhandle in southern Georgia is also a possibility to Six inches of rain is the average, but there are isolated cases where it can reach 10 inches.
Heavily rainy weather is also predicted to Center said that Wednesday night and Thursday morning, it was spreading into parts of Carolinas.
“Rainfall may lead to flash and urban flooding, and landslides across western Cuba,” “The center” said. “Scattered flash and urban flooding can also be expected across portions of the west coast of Florida, the Florida Panhandle and portions of the Southeast U.S. by Tuesday into Thursday.”
Cuba released a statement on Sunday evening a hurricane warning for Pinar Del Rio, a Location of the city a two-hour drive west of the country’s capital, Havana. Cuban officials also improved the hotel. a Tropical Storm Watch for Isle of Youth to a Tropical storm Warning
The Tropical Storm Warning has been issued for Dry Tortugas, which were previously part of the United States. a Check out the latest watch alerts and news. a The watch is in effect for The Lower Florida Keys West lies west of Seven Mile Bridge. This was the message from the center on Sunday evening.
It was predicted that the combination of the storm surge and tide would occur to bring water levels up to In some areas, 11 feet is the height. Florida coast, forecasters said.
It was about 145 miles away from the Western tip of Cuba and had winds up to 60 mph. The storm was predicted to On Monday, the Gulf of Mexico will be moving over and strengthening. to a Hurricane by Tuesday as It is approaching Florida.
West coast of Florida Has been no stranger to The past few years have seen a number of hurricanes.
Hurricane Ian 2022 Hurricane Michael caused significant damage in 2018 from storm surges and strong winds after moving through the Caribbean. Florida as Hurricanes of major magnitude.
Michael hit the Panhandle and Ian the Southwest edge.
Eta (2020) and Elsa (2021), both hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico, were weakened by the time they reached the Big Bend coastline. Florida.
The Atlantic hurricane seasons began on June 1, and continues until November 30.
The amount of rainfall that can be produced by storms is affected by climate change. Climate change also affects the amount of rain that storms can produce. a As the world warms, air moisture can increase. a The named storm may produce even more rain. Hurricane Harvey, which hit Texas in 2017 when certain areas were flooded with more than forty inches of rainfall in 48 hours.
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