Sunday, 17 August 2008

Sunday 17 August

A nice sunny day across the islands, although there is a fair bit of a breeze, which takes the edge of the 20C we're having at the moment. Quite busy keeping an eye on tropical storm Fay, which is getting its act together south of Cuba. Not a lot changing, except an extension of the warning areas along the West Florida coast - please keep an eye on the NHC website if you're in the firing line. You may find 4 to 10 inches of rain coming your way over in southern Florida over the next day or two.

Looking at the Hurricane Local Statement for Key West, a mandatory evacuation for visitors is underway since 8 o'clock (local time) this morning. People in mobile homes and/or in low-lying areas may also be mandated to evacuate to safety. High-profile vehicles should be out of the Keys by midday Monday.

The statement for Miami does not appear to indicate immediate action at this stage, but urges preparedness. Please read through it carefully, and keep up to date with the latest version of it.

It should be stressed that only official government advice should be followed (such as disseminated through NHC) - rumours will be rife at this point in time.


  1. Sounds like it may get ugly down there.  Linda in WA  

  2. Hurricane season is so scary......

    Pooh Hugs,