The National Hurricane Center has just issued tropical storm warnings for more of Florida, Cuba and the Bahamas. This comes after a week of severe weather that caused damage in Texas and left many people stranded. If you are a property owner in any of these areas, it is important to stay alert and be prepared for potential damage. As we have seen from past storms, the effects can be devastating. Make sure you stock up on supplies and keep an eye on weather updates so that you can take necessary precautions. We wish you all safety during this time.
Tropical Storm Alex is getting stronger and is now forecast to become a hurricane before it makes landfall in the United States. The National Weather Service in Miami said Thursday morning that the latest model guidance is starting to come into some agreement regarding the storm's path. The path matters because if it takes a more southerly route, this could keep the densely populated areas of South Florida out of the severe threat that comes from the northeast side of tropical storms and hurricanes. "Gusty winds and an isolated tornado or two will be the main severe threat on Friday and into Saturday," the weather service in Miami said. Tropical Storm Alex is expected to bring heavy rains and strong winds to the Gulf Coast region this weekend. Residents in the area should monitor the latest forecast and be prepared to take action if necessary.
The National Hurricane Center is forecasting a moderate risk – level 3 of 4 – for excessive rainfall possibly leading to flash flooding. Deep tropical moisture will surge ahead of the probable storm and over South Florida throughout the day on Friday and into Saturday. A potential tropical cyclone is a term the hurricane center developed so it can issue watches and warnings for a storm system that is expected to develop as it approaches land. Before this change, watches and warnings couldn't be issued until a tropical storm actually developed, which limited lead time on critical warnings. If you live in an area that may be impacted by this severe weather event, please take all necessary precautions and contact your legal professional to discuss your insurance coverage.