Forecast for the cone of Tropical Depression Nine by September 23. Now it is predicted to become a hurricane near Florida.
was formed Ninth Tropical Depression in the Caribbean Sea And so far the National Hurricane Center forecast South Florida within the cone of impact, To further complicate this possibility, conditions are ripe for this event to gain strength over the weekend and at the time of impact (which could be Monday night or Tuesday morning). up to a category 3 hurricaneWith winds up to 185 kmph.
for this reason Florida Governor Ron DeSantisdeclared emergency situation In 24 of the state’s 67 counties. among them are Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Monroe, southernmost. DeSantis also requested a federal emergency declaration, which could be in place as a precautionary measure against the consequences of the cyclone.
“This announcement will provide significant resources and support,” the Republican said in announcing it. “It will also free up funding sources for emergency safeguards. Members of the Florida National Guard will activate and wait for orders.
Miami-Dade Mayor, Daniela Levin Cava, warned residents: “It’s time to prepare.” Although he insisted there is “no reason to panic”, it is convenient to “be prepared for all” before the prospect.
In downtown Miami, where the problem isn’t as strong winds as flooding, Mayor Francis Suarez Confirmed that the city is already working to tackle the problem if it arises. Following the hard lessons learned from Hurricane Andrew 30 years ago, the city has become one of the most wind-resistant in the world by its building code.
“The most important thing is to always be prepared. That’s why we tell them that today is preparation dayYou can’t wait till Sunday,” he urged. suarez In a press conference. As a Miamian, he has extensive experience in these types of situations.
recommend that at least One gallon of water (about four liters) per person per day of emergency. In other words, if a major storm hits, you’ll need to consider the supply for a week, which would mean seven gallons of water per person. must be Charged Electronics, Batteries, Flashlights And, if possible, an electric generator because power is usually lost in the event of a storm. It is also advisable to keep medicine, cash and important documents on hand in plastic bags so that they do not get wet. must buy non-perishable food for several days.
But beyond what residents can do on their own, the city is getting proactive in trying to bring in as little flooding as possible. “We’ve already put water pump in key areas such as Brickell, lackluster And this small havana, to prevent floods. We are also verifying that all permanent pumps are working”, the mayor said.
At present all the services are active and working regularly. There will be garbage collection and school on Monday. But as the days pass, it will be known for certain what can happen to the storm.
The forecast may change. But the main message officials in Miami want to convey is that being prepared is the best way to prevent complications in the days ahead.