Friday, September 29, 2023

Emergency in much of Florida ahead of a possible hurricane

Large parts of Florida have declared a state of emergency because there may be a low-pressure area in the Gulf of Mexico that may develop into a tropical storm in the next few hours before making landfall.

“Tropical Depression Ten 3A Guide: depression Tropical storm intensity is approaching. “It is expected to become a hurricane over the eastern Gulf of Mexico in a few days,” X (formerly Twitter) said of the National Hurricane Center (NHC).

An image shared by the NHC showed the possible trajectory of the meteorological phenomenon and indicated its early evolution into a tropical storm (S) that will hit Florida as a hurricane (H) mid-next week.

At the same time, the NHC advised residents of the US Southeast, particularly Florida, to keep an eye on the progress of this system.

“Heavy rainfall caused by Tropical Depression Ten is expected in the eastern Yucatan Peninsula and western Cuba. “Heavy rains can cause urban flooding, flash flooding, and landslides throughout western Cuba,” the center said in a statement.

He also warned that the depression would develop into a tropical storm later in the day, bringing bad weather to parts of the Yucatan Peninsula and the western tip of Cuba, including Isla de la Juventud.

“The low-pressure area is expected to intensify over the next few days and could become a hurricane over the eastern Gulf of Mexico, bringing potentially dangerous storm surges, heavy rainfall, and high winds to parts of Florida’s west coast and the Florida Panhandle.”

With that in mind, he forecast the likelihood of heavy rains spreading to parts of the U.S. southeast by mid- or late-week.

“While it is too early to provide the exact location and magnitude of these impacts, residents of these areas should monitor forecast updates from this system and ensure they have a hurricane plan in place,” the statement continued.

For his part, the governor of Florida, Ron DeSantis, declared a state of emergency for most of the state’s Gulf Coast on Saturday as the weather system strengthened as it advanced.

The NHC warned Saturday that the system could bring dangerous storm surges, heavy rain, and strong winds to Florida’s Gulf Coast and Panhandle by midweek.

The DeSantis statement covers the Gulf Coast from the southwestern city of Fort Myers in the north to Panama City in the Panhandle. Accordingly, 33 of the state’s 67 counties are covered by the declaration.

The hurricane center is forecasting a 70% chance of the system becoming a tropical storm on Monday and a 90% chance overall.

In the case of an organization as such, the tropical storm would be called “Idalia”.unless another one is formed first.

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