Fiona maintains a wind speed of 50 mph

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Tropical Storm Fiona maintains peak wind speeds of 50 mph

Tropical Depression Seven strengthened to become Tropical Storm Fiona Wednesday evening, according to the National Hurricane Center. It is the sixth named storm of the year. On Friday morning, Fiona was 215 km east of Guadeloupe. The tropical storm had maximum sustained winds of 50 mph and was tracking west at 14 mph. “A westerly motion with a decrease in forward speed is expected through early Sunday, followed by a west-northwest and northwest turn on Sunday and Sunday evening,” said said the NHC. “On the forecast track, Fiona’s center is expected to cross the Leeward Islands tonight, near or just south of the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico on Saturday through Sunday, and approach the southern coast of the Dominican Republic on Sunday. evening and early Monday.”In terms of the potential threat to Florida, it’s still a bit too early to tell if it will impact Florida. If it develops rapidly, a sharp northward turn may occur. A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for: Antigua, Barbuda, St. Kitts, Nevis, Montserrat and AnguillaSaba and St. EustatiusSt. MaartenGuadeloupe, St. Barthelemy and St. MartinPuerto Rico including Vieques and CulebraU.S. Virgin Islands A tropical storm is in effect for:Puerto Rico, including Vieques and CulebraU.S. Virgin IslandsBritish Virgin IslandsA tropical storm warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area in the ns 36 hours. A tropical storm watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible in the watch area, usually within 48 hours. Know what to do when a hurricane watch is issued. that can be picked up by the wind. Understand hurricane forecast models and cones. Prepare to cover all the windows in your home. If shutters have not been installed, use pre-cut plywood. Check the batteries and stock up on canned food, first aid supplies, drinking water and medicine. water: One gallon of water per person per dayCanned foods and soup, such as beans and chiliCan opener for cans without the easy-open lidsAssemble a first aid kitTwo weeks of prescription medicationBaby’s needs/ children, such as baby formula and diapersFlashlight and batteriesBattery operated weather radioWHAT TO DO WHEN A HURRICANE WARNING IS ISSUEDListen to the advice of local authorities. If advised to evacuate, leave. Complete Preparedness Activities If you are not advised to evacuate, stay indoors, away from windows. Watch out for tornadoes. Tornadoes can occur during a hurricane and after it passes. Stay indoors, in the center of your home, in a closet or windowless bathroom. HOW YOUR SMARTPHONE CAN HELP YOU DURING A HURRICANE A smartphone can be your best friend during a hurricane – with the right websites and apps, you can turn it into a powerful tool to guide you through the approach, arrival and aftermath of a storm. Download the WESH 2 News app for iOS | AndroidEnable emergency alerts – if you have an iPhone, select settings, then go to notifications. From there, look for government alerts and enable emergency alerts. If you have an Android phone, from the home page of the app, scroll right at the bottom and click “Settings”. In the settings menu, click on “Severe weather alerts”. From the menu, select from the most severe, moderate to severe, or all alerts. PET AND PET SAFETY Your pet should be part of your family plan. If you must evacuate, the most important thing you can do to protect your pets is to evacuate them as well. Leaving pets behind, even if you try to create a safe space for them, can result in injury or death. Contact hotels and motels outside your immediate area to see if they allow pets. if they could house your pet.

Tropical Depression Seven strengthened to become Tropical Storm Fiona Wednesday evening, according to the National Hurricane Center.

It is the sixth named storm of the year.

On Friday morning, Fiona was 215 km east of Guadeloupe. The tropical storm had maximum sustained winds of 50 mph and was tracking west at 14 mph.

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“A westerly motion with a decrease in forward speed is expected through early Sunday, followed by a west-northwest and northwest turn on Sunday and Sunday evening,” said said the NHC. “On the forecast track, Fiona’s center is expected to cross the Leeward Islands tonight, near or just south of the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico on Saturday through Sunday, and approach the southern coast of the Dominican Republic on Sunday. evening and early Monday.”

As for the potential threat to Florida, it’s still a bit too early to tell.

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WESH 2 meteorologist Eric Burris offered this rating: “Weaker going west,” meaning that if the storm remains weaker, it could continue on a track that would impact Florida. If it grows rapidly, a sharp northerly turn may occur.

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A tropical storm warning is in effect for:

  • Antigua, Barbuda, St. Kitts, Nevis, Montserrat and Anguilla
  • Saba and Saint-Eustache
  • Saint-Martin
  • Guadeloupe, Saint-Barthélemy and Saint-Martin
  • Puerto Rico, including Vieques and Culebra
  • US Virgin Islands

A tropical storm watch is in effect for:

  • Puerto Rico, including Vieques and Culebra
  • US Virgin Islands
  • British Virgin Islands

A tropical storm warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning zone within 36 hours.

A tropical storm watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible in the watch area, usually within 48 hours.

KNOW WHAT TO DO WHEN A HURRICANE WATCH IS ISSUED

  • Stay tuned to WESH 2 News, WESH.COM or NOAA Weather Radio for storm updates.
  • Be prepared to bring indoor garden furniture, outdoor decorations or ornaments, garbage cans, hanging plants and anything that can be blown away.
  • Understand hurricane forecast models and cones.
  • Prepare to cover all the windows in your home. If shutters have not been installed, use pre-cut plywood.
  • Check the batteries and stock up on canned goods, first aid supplies, drinking water and medicine.

The WESH 2 First Warning Weather Team recommends having these items ready before the storm hits.

  • Bottled water: One gallon of water per person per day
  • Preserves and soups, such as beans and chili
  • Can opener for cans without easy-open lids
  • Assemble a first aid kit
  • Two weeks of prescription medication
  • Baby/child needs, such as formula and diapers
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Battery operated weather radio

WHAT TO DO WHEN A HURRICANE WARNING IS ISSUED

  • Listen to the advice of local elected officials. If you are advised to evacuate, leave.
  • Complete preparation activities
  • If you are not advised to evacuate, stay indoors, away from windows.
  • Watch out for tornadoes. Tornadoes can occur during a hurricane and after it passes. Stay indoors, in the center of your home, in a windowless closet or bathroom.

HOW YOUR SMARTPHONE CAN HELP YOU DURING A HURRICANE

A smartphone can be your best friend during a hurricane. With the right websites and apps, you can make this a powerful tool to guide you through the approach, arrival and aftermath of a storm.

Download the WESH 2 News app to iOS | android

Turn on emergency alerts – if you have an iPhone, select settings, then go to notifications. From there, look for government alerts and enable emergency alerts.

If you have an Android phone, from the home page of the app, scroll right at the bottom and click “Settings”. In the settings menu, click on “Severe weather alerts”. From the menu, select from the most severe, moderate-to-severe, or all alerts.

PET AND PET SAFETY

Your pet should be part of your family plan. If you must evacuate, the most important thing you can do to protect your pets is to evacuate them as well. Leaving pets behind, even if you try to create a safe space for them, can result in injury or death.

  • Contact hotels and motels outside your immediate area to see if they allow pets.
  • Ask friends, relatives and others outside the affected area if they could house your pet.

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