During this event check out the storm supplies you have at home and restock on those tax free items.
Some of our residents are probably new to Florida and have not been through a hurricane before. Have a look at the State of Florida’s Hurricane Preparedness web page. Also have a look at our previous blog post on being prepared. Hurricane Season runs from June 1st to November 30th, with mid-August to mid-October the busiest period of activity, so be ready if a storm approaches.
And to all our residents: please have a safe and happy Memorial Day Weekend!
Tropical Storm Elsa has formed and the current path shows it going over Florida. The good news is it is not predicted to reach Hurricane status and the path over us is still just a projection so could change in the coming days. I will post updates as needed.
The good news is Hurricane Isaias has been downgraded to a tropical storm. It’s speed has decreased again so rain and wind may not reach us until this afternoon, but they also won’t be severe. Just be prepared for bands of rain to pass through and some breezy conditions.
For up-to-the-minute reports on Isaias, tune in to your local TV station [with its proximity, stations will have regular updates].
Hurricane Isaais has increased in strength becoming a category 1 hurricane [up from a tropical storm] and possibly reaching category 2 as it passes by. The path still shows it skimming the edge of the state and heading northeast. Whereas the eye of the storm will stay out at sea currently, we will still feel wind and rain this weekend.
Below is the possible damage from each category of hurricane. Right now, we are not in the path but Isaias will affect the weather in all of Central Florida.
For hurricane safety tips visit the NOAA Weather Center page HERE and see yesterday’s post.
As everyone knows, we are now into Hurricane Season here in Florida and in the time of the season when there is more activity. Tropical Storm Isaias is approaching the state. This morning’s forecast from the NOAA web site shows the storm skimming the coast of South Florida and going up and to the east. This path would certainly bring us rain and winds.
The good news is that the better side of a storm to be on is the west side [less winds and rain] as long as this path remains the same.
For hurricane preparedness information please see our plan:
Tropical Storm Colin is approaching our state. Right now, the path shows it hitting up at the panhandle, but it is a good time to think about hurricane preparedness, especially our residents who have not been through one before (it has been over 10 years since Central Florida was directly hit by a hurricane).