Friday, 15 August 2008

Hurricane update - 15 August

Tropical storm Fay formed this evening over the east of the Dominican Republic. The National Hurricane Center is still working its way through the possible future track that this cyclone might take. Florida might be in the firing line early next week. As things stand at the moment, Fay could make landfall in Florida as a strong tropical storm, with winds of 60 knots (that's 65 mph). Please monitor NHC output for updates and advice.

A tropical storm warning is in force for the following areas (tropical storm conditions are likely within the next 24 hours):
Dominican Republic: Entire north coast, and for the south coast east of San Pedro de Macoris.
Haiti: northward from Gonaives
Cuba: provinces of Guantanamo, Santiago de Cuba, Granma
Bahamas: Southeastern Bahamas, including the Acklins, Crooked Island, the Inaguas, Mayaguana, the Ragged Islands as well as the Turks and Caicos Islands.

A tropical storm watch (meaning that tropical storm conditions are possible within the next 36 hours) is in force in the following areas:
Cuba: provinces of Holguin and Las Tunas
Bahamas: Central Bahamas, including Cat Island, the Exumas, Long Island, Rum Cay and San Salvador.


  1. Yikes !  Linda in Washington

  2. Oh Guido, my daughter lives in Florida and these storms always scare me so badly when they are headed towards her.

    Pooh Hugs,