UNCERTAINTY SURROUNDING TROPICAL STORM DORIAN AS IT MOVES TOWARDS PUERTO RICO: WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28, 2019 AS OF 11:00 AM EST
Tropical Storm Dorian formed in the Atlantic Ocean and will move over Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands today. While storm forecasting uncertainty is greater than usual, it is likely that Dorian will pass over Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands with significant rainfall and tropical storm winds, still it is possible Dorian could strengthen to a Category 1 hurricane later today. Current reports suggest that the storm will move east of the Bahamas and reach the Florida Peninsula later this week. It is expected this will produce heavy rains and possible storm surge.
Tropical Cyclone Dorian Moving Towards the Islands: Link
Rescue teams in Florida prepare to support Puerto Rico and Florida as the storm moves closer. Another hurricane could be devastating for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands which are still recovering from the 2017 storms.
NOAA Hurricane Dorian Forecasted 5-Day Cone: Link
FEMA provides guidance to individuals preparing for, experiencing, or impacted by hurricanes. Residents of Puerto Rico, U.S Virgin Islands, and Florida are encouraged to monitor this storm as its current trajectory remains uncertain. Stay tuned as we continue to provide updates.
Here’s the breakdown of public advisories from NOAA’s National Hurricane Center (NHC) in decreasing order of severity:
- Vieques and Culebra, U.S Virgin Islands, and British Virgin Islands
- Puerto Rico
Tropical Storm Watch:
- Dominican Republic from Isla Saona to Samana
Evacuations and Emergency Declarations
- Florida: See evacuation zone here
- Remember, Ready.gov provides information on how to prepare for a storm and how to keep you and your family safe: link
- NY Times regularly updated tracking of Tropical Storm Dorian: link