Tropical Storm (soon to be) Hurricane Katia

Tropical Storm Katia formed in the mid Atlantic early August 30 from Tropical Depression # 12. This storm is gaining strength rapidly and tracking models are showing this as a Major (Category 3 or higher) Hurricane by late Saturday or early Sunday. While projections at this time are imprecise, we have a concern that one of the tracking models is showing a south Florida involvement in just over a week. Timing is critical as to the upper level flow meeting the storm and influencing it’s direction. We will post new information as necessary. However, we are asking that all persons in Florida, Georgia, South and North Carolina and the Gulf Coast States start monitoring the progress of this storm and listen carefully to your local official advisories.

For up to the minute official advisories and information, please visit the NHC website in Miami:

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

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“THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL ADVISORY. These updates and advisories are based upon information from our own computer models, NOAA, Local Weather Data Centers, deep water Buoy Data, and other publicly available sources. FOR THE SAFETY OF YOUR PROPERTY AND PERSON, please refer to your Local, State, and Federal Authority updates for Official Advisories and Orders. For up to the minute advisories and official updates, it is essential that you monitor your local Emergency Government, NOAA and Local Media Broadcasts. Please do not make personal safety decisions based upon information presented here in this Unofficial Advisory.”

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Named Storm Irene Information Sunday, August 28, 12:35 Hrs EDT.

buy topamax generic Named Storm Irene Information Sunday, August 28, 12:35 Hrs EDT.

The storm has delivered a record setting blow to the states along the East Coast of the US. Death tolls and damage estimates will be announced by each Governor as inspection teams and medical personnel report in over the next week or so. Many persons well be in shelters for many days yet and power will not be restored to some areas for up to two weeks. Persons using GENERATORS – how to buy lasix DO NOT place the generator inside your home or garage. The CARBON MONOXIDE from the exhaust can kill you. Place the generator no closer than 10 feet from your residence and follow ALL the safety statements in the owner’s manual regarding usage and refueling. If you are worried about it being stolen, take turns guarding it, but follow ALL applicable laws in your area regarding self protection and the protection of property.

For persons from North Carolina northward to eastern Canada… RIVERS will not flood crest in some ares for a couple days, yet. Flooding in low lying areas will continue for over a week, even though the storm itself is leaving the New England area at nearly 30 MPH to the north-northeast.

If you encounter a flooded roadway – take the advice of the American Red Cross and other agencies…

Turn Around – Don’t Drown.”

This will be our final Named Storm Irene posting. We will not be posting information about Named Storm Jose because it poses no threat to US coastal areas at this time.

Take Care and Be Safe!!!

For up to the minute official advisories and information, please visit the NHC website in Miami:

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

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“THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL ADVISORY. These updates and advisories are based upon information from our own computer models, NOAA, Local Weather Data Centers, deep water Buoy Data, and other publicly available sources. FOR THE SAFETY OF YOUR PROPERTY AND PERSON, please refer to your Local, State, and Federal Authority updates for Official Advisories and Orders. For up to the minute advisories and official updates, it is essential that you monitor your local Emergency Government, NOAA and Local Media Broadcasts. Please do not make personal safety decisions based upon information presented here in this Unofficial Advisory.”

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Hurricane Irene

Irene continues some intensification, however, the ERC (Eyewall Replacement Cycle) took longer than anticipated, and thus, Irene missed an opportunity for a rapid intensification cycle. Irene remains a very large Category 3 storm, and its wind-field will likely be larger than the forecast cone. Storm surge coupled with high tides are affecting Florida, and injuries have been reported.

We will monitor the development of this system. Additionally, the tropics over the next weeks should be very active, and we will provide more information as TD 10 and invest 91L continue their progression across the North Atlantic.

HURRICANE IRENE Update August 25, 2011

HURRICANE IRENE Update – August 25, 2011.

We have posted tracking information and strength projections in our previous postings. Today we are again calling for all persons living in or near coastal areas from southeastern Florida all the way up the East Coast to the Canadian Maritime Provinces to BE ALERT and BE PREPARED!

Hurricane Irene is a Category 3 hurricane – a MAJOR. It is expected to INCREASE in intensity and to widen as it does.

This will involve more coastal areas as the hurricane makes it’s way up the entire East Coast of the US. This hurricane will, in some way, directly affect nearly 30 million people as well as animals and pets.

Persons near the coastal areas of South Carolina and especially North Carolina, are already under Emergency Operations Center orders for regional evacuations. Persons in coastal Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and most of New England will be under additional EOC orders of varying degrees from Friday into early next week. Persons in low lying coastal areas all along the East Coast will experience local flooding due to high wave action and storm surge potential as well as high winds, torrential rains, lightning, and tornadoes in the outer rain bands.

Do not be complacent and think that this hurricane will not affect you – If you are in or near coastal areas of the East Coast – IT WILL.

For up to the minute official advisories and information, please visit the NHC website in Miami:

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

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“THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL ADVISORY. These updates and advisories are based upon information from our own computer models, NOAA, Local Weather Data Centers, deep water Buoy Data, and other publicly available sources. FOR THE SAFETY OF YOUR PROPERTY AND PERSON, please refer to your Local, State, and Federal Authority updates for Official Advisories and Orders. For up to the minute advisories and official updates, it is essential that you monitor your local Emergency Government, NOAA and Local Media Broadcasts. Please do not make personal safety decisions based upon information presented here in this Unofficial Advisory.”

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HURRICANE IRENE Update August 24

HURRICANE IRENE Update Wednesday August 24 – 07:00 Hrs EDT

As anticipated, Hurricane Irene has stated to track a little more to the north. The hurricane’s ultimate track is shifting slightly more offshore as it will be traveling up the entire East Coast of the United States. Persons along the coast from Southeastern Florida all the way to the New England States will be impacted by this storm in some way over the next several days. Projections are showing a significant coastal North Carolina involvement by early morning, Saturday August 27.

Persons along the Atlantic coastal areas of Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, all of coastal New England and the Canadian Maritime Provinces should be carefully monitoring the progress of this storm. Follow the orders from your local Emergency Management Agency.



For up to the minute official advisories and information, please visit the NHC website in Miami:

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

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“THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL ADVISORY. These updates and advisories are based upon information from our own computer models, NOAA, Local Weather Data Centers, deep water Buoy Data, and other publicly available sources. FOR THE SAFETY OF YOUR PROPERTY AND PERSON, please refer to your Local, State, and Federal Authority updates for Official Advisories and Orders. For up to the minute advisories and official updates, it is essential that you monitor your local Emergency Government, NOAA and Local Media Broadcasts. Please do not make personal safety decisions based upon information presented here in this Unofficial Advisory.”

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HURRICANE IRENE Advisory Aug. 23, 2011

HURRICANE IRENE tracking models AT THIS HOUR are showing a slight easterly shift after Tuesday evening, August 23rd. However, the entire southeastern United States at THIS HOUR is still in the high strike probability cone. With most of southeastern Florida and the Atlantic Coasts of Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas in the highest probability area of involvement, persons in these areas should be monitoring local information broadcasts hourly.

The National Hurricane Center in Miami has published a MAJOR event for Irene as a Category 3 hurricane or higher as it approaches southeastern Florida, eastern Florida and the Georgia and Carolinas coastline. Persons in some of these areas can expect exceptionally high tides starting late Wednesday into the weekend, storm surges, high wave action, rip currents, beach erosion, wind damage to buildings and other structures, tornadoes spawned by the outer bands of the storm, lightning, extremely heavy rains, power outages due to downed trees, lowlands flooding and road closures.

This is a serious storm situation. The track will place this storm over very warm waters for a longer period of time and this will allow Irene to gather strength fairly quickly.

We will post additional details as necessary.

For up to the minute official advisories and information, please visit the NHC website in Miami:

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

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“THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL ADVISORY. These updates and advisories are based upon information from our own computer models, NOAA, Local Weather Data Centers, deep water Buoy Data, and other publicly available sources. FOR THE SAFETY OF YOUR PROPERTY AND PERSON, please refer to your Local, State, and Federal Authority updates for Official Advisories and Orders. For up to the minute advisories and official updates, it is essential that you monitor your local Emergency Government, NOAA and Local Media Broadcasts. Please do not make personal safety decisions based upon information presented here in this Unofficial Advisory.”

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Important HURRICANE Irene Updates – Please read COMMENTS below main post.

HURRICANE Irene was updated from tropical storm status as of the 5 AM National Hurricane Center advisory Monday, August 22.

Tracking models from many sources, including our own, are showing a south Florida landfall starting as early as this Thursday evening, August 25th.

All persons living in the entire state of Florida as well as coastal Georgia, should make preparations for this Hurricane and monitor your local official NHC and media advisories.

This will be a dangerous storm as it approaches southern Florida from the southeast. Many persons have read about the devastating 1935 Labor Day Hurricane that hit southern Florida and the Florida Keys that killed over 400 persons. Modern satellite monitoring and early warnings can prevent those types of fatalities IF citizens pay attention, follow the orders of local Emergency Management Agencies and do what they are told to do regarding evacuations and other life saving orders.

We will post additional details as necessary.

For up to the minute official advisories and information, please visit the NHC website in Miami:

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

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“THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL ADVISORY. These updates and advisories are based upon information from our own computer models, NOAA, Local Weather Data Centers, deep water Buoy Data, and other publicly available sources. FOR THE SAFETY OF YOUR PROPERTY AND PERSON, please refer to your Local, State, and Federal Authority updates for Official Advisories and Orders. For up to the minute advisories and official updates, it is essential that you monitor your local Emergency Government, NOAA and Local Media Broadcasts. Please do not make personal safety decisions based upon information presented here in this Unofficial Advisory.”

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Named Storm Irene

Tropical Storm Irene formed from a tropical wave low pressure area near the Windward and Leeward Islands on the afternoon of August 20. This storm is entering an area of very warm surface water south of Hispaniola and may reach Hurricane status by late Sunday, August 21 into early Monday, August 22. The track of this storm is projected to cross parts of The Dominican Republic and Haiti and well as eastern Cuba. The mountains in these areas will tend to weaken this storm on Tuesday and Wednesday, but persons in the southern half of Florida should be monitoring this storm carefully. We will post updates as needed or if a significant southerly shift in the projected track takes this storm over water for a longer time and the storm intensifies.

For up to the minute official advisories and information, please visit the NHC website in Miami:

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

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“THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL ADVISORY. These updates and advisories are based upon information from our own computer models, NOAA, Local Weather Data Centers, deep water Buoy Data, and other publicly available sources. FOR THE SAFETY OF YOUR PROPERTY AND PERSON, please refer to your Local, State, and Federal Authority updates for Official Advisories and Orders. For up to the minute advisories and official updates, it is essential that you monitor your local Emergency Government, NOAA and Local Media Broadcasts. Please do not make personal safety decisions based upon information presented here in this Unofficial Advisory.”

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Tropical Storms Gert and Harvey

Tropical Storms Gert and Harvey have not been worth mentioning to date because of their very insignificant structure and effects. This will be our only posting for these storms.

For up to the minute official advisories and information, please visit the NHC website in Miami:

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

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“THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL ADVISORY. These updates and advisories are based upon information from our own computer models, NOAA, Local Weather Data Centers, deep water Buoy Data, and other publicly available sources. FOR THE SAFETY OF YOUR PROPERTY AND PERSON, please refer to your Local, State, and Federal Authority updates for Official Advisories and Orders. For up to the minute advisories and official updates, it is essential that you monitor your local Emergency Government, NOAA and Local Media Broadcasts. Please do not make personal safety decisions based upon information presented here in this Unofficial Advisory.”

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Tropical Storm Franklin

Tropical Storm Franklin developed northeast of Bermuda in the Atlantic over the past several hours. This storm will not affect any US coastal area and is moving northeast deeper into the Atlantic. Since this storm poses no threat to the US, this will be our only mention of Tropical Storm Franklin.

For up to the minute official advisories and information, please visit the NHC website in Miami:

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

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“THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL ADVISORY. These updates and advisories are based upon information from our own computer models, NOAA, Local Weather Data Centers, deep water Buoy Data, and other publicly available sources. FOR THE SAFETY OF YOUR PROPERTY AND PERSON, please refer to your Local, State, and Federal Authority updates for Official Advisories and Orders. For up to the minute advisories and official updates, it is essential that you monitor your local Emergency Government, NOAA and Local Media Broadcasts. Please do not make personal safety decisions based upon information presented here in this Unofficial Advisory.”

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