UNCERTAINTY SURROUNDING TROPICAL STORM DORIAN AS IT MOVES TOWARDS PUERTO RICO: WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

 

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 AS OF 11:00 AM EST

Tropical Storm Dorian formed in the Atlantic Ocean and is moving swiftly through the Caribbean Sea towards Puerto Rico. Dorian has lost some steam as it moved over Barbados, creating uncertainty about what the storm will do and how it will develop over the next 5 days. Projections show that the tropical cyclone is expected to become a Category 1 Hurricane right before passing between Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico early Wednesday evening. Currently, the tropical storm is moving west-northwest with sustained winds at 60 miles per hour.

Tropical Cyclone Dorian Moving Towards the Islands (GIF) https://twitter.com/hurrtrackerapp/status/1166092411233165312

As a Category 1 Hurricane, Dorian is expected to bring approximately 10 inches of rain and 70 mile per hour winds. Rescue teams in Florida prepare to support Puerto Rico as the storm moves closer. The island continues to monitor the movement of Dorian. Another hurricane could be devastating for an island still recovering from the 2017 storms. After passing Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic, it is currently expected to lose momentum, returning to tropical storm status before hitting the east coast of Florida. Tropical Storm Dorian is the highest pressure system with wind speeds above 60 miles per hour since Hurricane Matthew.