Fred Update #4 [Final] and Grace Update #1

Good morning everyone,

Tropical Depression Fred is scheduled to become a Tropical Storm but has drifted far enough west that forecasters say all we may get Sunday is a slightly higher chance of rain so this will be the final update.

We are now watching Tropical Depression Grace. There is a lot of uncertainty with its direction and how strong it will become. I’ll keep you posted on Grace as it travels closer.

Tropical Storm Fred Update #3

Hello everyone,

Fred is strengthening into a Tropical Storm and is still on course to skim along our west coast. Local weather is reporting Sunday will be our rainy day. They are saying there may be a chance of isolated tornado activity on that day so please keep yourself updated through TV news, your smartphone weather alert, or your weather radio.

Tropical Depression Fred Update #2

Good morning everyone,

Fred has been downgraded from a Tropical Depression back to a Tropical Disturbance this morning. It lost strength as it went over Haiti. There is a chance it could become a depression again and maybe a Storm as it nears Florida but no guarantee. Local news does report it will still bring “moisture to the State” so we will have a higher chance of rain for the weekend, but unless Fred gets stronger, there is little chance of any severe weather [high winds, possible tornadoes].

Below is the latest path by NOAA. It was released before the storm hit Haiti and still shows it becoming a Tropical Storm. I will post again if we have any significant changes. Thank you.

Tropical Disturbance Fred

Tropical Storm Fred Update #1

Tropical Storm Fred has formed in the Atlantic and the current path takes it along the west coast of Florida, similar to Hurricane Elsa’s path earlier this summer.

Tropical Storm Fred Update #1

With it not being projected to reach Hurricane status it is believed we will only receive some rain and some light winds. But the path and strength can change at anytime so please stay aware and watch your local news for current coverage. I will post updates here as needed.

Don’t forget the later half of the Hurricane Season is the busiest and storm updates will become more common so please make sure you have needed hurricane supplies ready and stay safe.

Elsa Update #5

Hello everyone,

Elsa has strengthened and been upgraded to a Category 1 hurricane but just barely. It is still on it’s current path and will skim up the coast and come ashore west of Ocala. Local weather says the worst would be from about 3 AM to 10 AM. The real risk could be tornados spawned by the storm. An emergency radio will alert you to this danger or your phone if you have emergency alerts turned on.

Please be safe!

Elsa Update #3 & Garbage/Recycling

Hello residents,

Elsa has been downgraded to a Tropical Storm. It’s path will bring it alongside Florida and crossing the State up near the pan-handle. We will not be in the path but we will get some rain and wind. With the rain, please be cautious of streets that could be flooded, and with the wind you may want to secure or bring in light weight items. There is also a possibility of pockets of severe weather [IE-tornados], too. And be prepared for possible power outages.

News stations say we will feel the effects from Tuesday evening through Wednesday. Please stay tuned to your local TV stations for up-to-the-minute news on Elsa.

Tropical Storm Elsa

Our garbage & recycling pick-ups are not affected by the July 5th Holiday observance today [Monday]. Normal pick-up operations are happening as scheduled.

Please stay safe.