2019 Florida Hurricane Season-Tropical Storm Dorian

2019 Florida Hurricane Season Public Advisory Bulletin: Tropical Storm Dorian may bring Tropical-Storm-Force-Winds to Central Florida as early as this Saturday.

On August 28th, 2019 the Nation Weather Service's (NWS) National Hurricane Center issued their 11AM update on Tropical Storm Dorian; the fourth named storm of the 2019 Florida hurricane season.

This Public Advisory update is as follows:

  • Dorian is very near St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Dorian is forecast to become a hurricane later today
  • Dorian is located near latitude 17.5 North, longitude 64.5 West
  • Dorian is moving toward the northwest near 13 miles per hour
  • Dorian's maximum sustained winds have increased to near 70 miles per hour
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NOAA graphic depicting the arrival of tropical-storm-force-winds from Tropical Storm Dorian; the fourth named storm of the 2019 Florida hurricane season.

The Key Messages for Tropical Storm Dorian:

  • Hurricane conditions expected in the U.S. and British Virgin Islands today
  • Tropical storm conditions expected in Puerto Rico today; possible hurricane conditions
  • Heavy rainfall over Puerto Rico and the U.S. and British Virgin Islands producing flash flooding over the next couple of days
  • Heavy rains expected over the Bahamas, Florida, and elsewhere in the southeastern United States later this week and early next week
  • Increasing risk of dangerous storm surge and hurricane-force winds in the Bahamas and along the east coast of Florida.

Avoid the chaos of last minute preparations:

  • Determine your vulnerability to hurricane storm surge, inland flooding, and strong winds
  • Develop an evacuation plan and ensure your disaster supply kit is ready
  • Acquire enough supplies to last several days
  • Document and share your evacuation plan with friends and family
  • Communicate with your neighbors about their plans as well
  • Call Tint Heaven now to schedule your no cost Comfort Survey. 

Sources: Tropical Storm Dorian: Public Advisory #17; Tropical Storm Dorian: Wind Speed Probabilities; Tropical Storm Dorian: Key Messages.

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