The National Hurricane Center just issued tropical storm warnings for more of Florida, Cuba and the Bahamas. It comes after a week of severe weather that caused damage in Texas and left many people stranded. If you are a property owner in any of these areas, it is important to remain vigilant and be prepared for potential damage. As we’ve seen from past storms, the effects can be devastating. Make sure you stock up on supplies and follow weather updates so you can take precautions. We wish you all safety during this time.
Tropical Storm Alex is getting stronger and is now expected to become a hurricane before it makes landfall in the United States. The National Weather Service in Miami said Thursday morning that the latest model guidance has begun to reach agreement on the storm’s path. The path is important because if it takes a more southerly route, it could keep the densely populated areas of South Florida away from the dangerous threat that comes from the northeast side from tropical storms and hurricanes. “High winds and one or two separate hurricanes will be the main severe threat on Friday and Saturday,” the Miami Meteorological Service said. Tropical Storm Alex is expected to bring heavy rain and strong winds to the Gulf Coast region this weekend. Residents of the area should keep an eye on the latest forecast and be prepared to take action if necessary.
The National Hurricane Center is forecasting a moderate risk – level 3 out of 4 – of heavy rain that could lead to flash floods. Deep tropical humidity will rise before a potential storm and over southern Florida all day Friday through Saturday. A potential tropical cyclone is a term developed by the Hurricane Center in order to be able to issue watches and warnings for a storm system that is expected to develop as it approaches Earth. Prior to this change, watches and warnings could not be issued until a tropical storm had actually developed, which limited the time needed for critical warnings. If you live in an area that may be affected by this severe weather event, please take all necessary precautions and contact a legal professional to discuss your insurance coverage.
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