Hurricane Fiona nears Category 3 hurricane strength

Hurricane Fiona nears Category 3 hurricane strength

Hurricane Fiona strengthened to a Category 2 storm Monday afternoon after power outages across the island of Puerto Rico. Fiona made landfall in the Dominican Republic earlier in the same day after heavy rains, life-threatening flooding and island-wide flooding hit Puerto Rico. power failure. The then Category 1 storm made landfall near Boca de Yuma at 3:30 a.m. At the 11 p.m. advisory, Fiona was 80 miles southeast of Grand Turk with maximum sustained winds of 110 mph. The storm is moving northwest at 10 miles per hour. “On the forecast track, the center of Fiona will pass near the easternmost tip of Turks and Caicos late tonight or early Tuesday. Maximum sustained winds have increased to nearly 110 mph with more gusts High. Further strengthening is expected over the next few days and Fiona is expected to become a major hurricane later tonight or Tuesday,” the NHC said. Latest Models and Tracks: Active Watches and Warnings Summary: Hurricane Warning Pairs: * Turks Active and Caicos Hurricane Watch Applies to: * Dominican Republic Coast from Cabo Caucedo to Puerto Plata Tropical Storm Warning applies to :* Southeastern Bahamas, including Acclins, Crooked Island, Long Cay, Inaguas, Mayaguana and Ragged Islands A hurricane warning means hurricane conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area. Preparations to protect life and property should be completed as soon as possible. A hurricane watch means that hurricane conditions are likely to occur within the observation area. A tropical storm warning means that a tropical storm condition is expected somewhere within the warning area. Other Tropical Disturbances The National Hurricane Center tracks tropical disturbances in the mid-subtropical Atlantic. The system is not expected to evolve significantly. 0% development opportunity for the next two days and 30% development opportunity for the next five days. Know what to do when a Hurricane Watch is released Stay tuned to WESH 2 News, WESH.COM or NOAA Weather Radio for storm updates. Be prepared to bring any lawn furniture, outdoor decorations or decorations, trash cans, hanging plants, and anything else that can be blown indoors by the wind. Learn about hurricane forecast models and cones. Be prepared to cover all of your home’s windows. Use pre-cut plywood if you haven’t already installed shutters. Check batteries and stock up on canned food, first aid supplies, drinking water and medication. The WESH 2 First Warning Weather Team recommends that you have these items on hand before a storm hits. Bottled water: 1 gallon of water per person per day Canned foods and soups such as beans and chili can openers, cans without easy-open lids Assembled first aid kits Two weeks of prescription medications Baby/child needs such as formula and diapers, flashlights and What to do when a hurricane warning is issued by a battery-operated weather radio Get advice from local officials. If you are advised to evacuate, please leave. Complete preparation activities If you are not advised to evacuate, please stay indoors and away from windows. Watch out for tornadoes. Tornadoes can occur during and after a hurricane. Stay indoors, in the middle of your home, in a closet, or in a windowless bathroom. How Smartphones Can Help During a Hurricane . Download the WESH 2 News app for iOS | Android to enable emergency alerts – if you have an iPhone, select Settings, then go to Notifications. From there, look for government alerts and enable emergency alerts. If you have an Android phone, from the app’s home page, scroll right along the bottom and click Settings. On the Settings menu, click Severe Weather Alerts. Select Most Severe, Moderate Severity, or All Alerts from the menu. Pet and Animal Safety Your pets should be part of your family plan. If you must evacuate, the most important thing you can do is to protect your pets and evacuate them too. Leaving pets behind, even if you try to create a safe space for them, can result in injury or death. Please contact hotels and motels outside your area to see if they are taking pets. Ask friends, relatives and others outside the affected area if they can shelter your animal.

Hurricane Fiona intensified into a Category 2 storm Monday afternoon following power outages across the island of Puerto Rico.

Fiona made landfall in the Dominican Republic earlier that same day after heavy rains, life-threatening flooding and island-wide power outages in Puerto Rico.

The then Category 1 storm made landfall near Boca de Yuma at 3:30 a.m.

Fiona was 80 miles southeast of Grand Turk with maximum sustained winds of 110 mph as of 11 p.m. The storm is moving northwest at 10 miles per hour.

“On the forecast track, the center of Fiona will pass near the easternmost tip of Turks and Caicos late tonight or early Tuesday. Maximum sustained winds have increased to nearly 110 mph with higher gusts Further strengthening is expected in the coming days, with Fiona expected to become a major hurricane later tonight or Tuesday,” the NHC said.

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Latest Models and Tracks:

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Summary of valid watches and warnings:

Hurricane warnings apply to:

* Turks and Caicos Islands

Hurricane Watch is available for:

* Coast of the Dominican Republic, from Cabo Caucedo to Puerto Plata

Tropical Storm Warnings apply to:

* Southeastern Bahamas including Acklins, Crooked Island, Long Cay, Inaguas, Mayaguana and Ragged Islands

A hurricane warning means that a hurricane is expected somewhere within the warning area. Preparatory work to ensure the safety of life and property must be completed as soon as possible.

A hurricane watch means that hurricane conditions are possible within the observation area.

A tropical storm warning means that a tropical storm condition is expected somewhere within the warning area.

Other tropical disturbances

The National Hurricane Center is tracking tropical disturbances in the mid-subtropical Atlantic.

The system is not expected to evolve significantly. It is given a 0% development opportunity for the next two days and a 30% development opportunity for the next five days.

Know what to do when the Hurricane watch is released

  • Stay tuned to WESH 2 News, WESH.COM or the NOAA Weather Radio for storm updates.
  • Be prepared to bring any lawn furniture, outdoor decorations or ornaments, trash cans, hanging plants, and anything that can be blown indoors by the wind.
  • Learn about hurricane forecast models and cones.
  • Be prepared to cover all the windows in your home. If blinds are not already installed, use pre-cut plywood.
  • Check batteries and stock up on canned food, first aid supplies, drinking water and medication.

The WESH 2 First Warning Weather Team recommends that you have these items on hand before the storm hits.

  • Bottled water: One gallon of water per person per day
  • Canned foods and soups, such as beans and peppers
  • Can openers without easy-open lids
  • Assemble the first aid kit
  • two-week prescription medication
  • Baby/child’s needs such as formula and diapers
  • Flashlight and Batteries
  • battery powered weather radio

What to do when a hurricane warning is issued

  • Take advice from local officials. If you are advised to evacuate, please leave.
  • Complete preparation activities
  • If evacuation is not advised, stay indoors and away from windows.
  • Watch out for tornadoes. Tornadoes can occur during and after a hurricane. Stay indoors, in the middle of your home, in a windowless closet or bathroom.

How your smartphone can help during a hurricane

Your smartphone can be your best friend in a hurricane—with the right website and app, you can turn it into a powerful tool to guide you through the approach, arrival and aftermath of a storm.

Download the WESH 2 News app iOS | android

Enable emergency alerts – if you have an iPhone, select Settings, then go to Notifications. From there, look for government alerts and enable emergency alerts.

If you have an Android phone, from the app’s home page, scroll right along the bottom and click Settings. On the Settings menu, click Severe Weather Alerts. From the menu, select from Most Severe, Moderate Severity, or All Alerts.

Pet and Animal Safety

Your pet should be part of your family plan. If you must evacuate, the most important thing you can do is to protect your pets and evacuate them too. Leaving pets behind, even if you try to create a safe space for them, can result in injury or death.

  • Contact hotels and motels outside your area to see if they have pets.
  • Ask friends, relatives and others outside the affected area if they can provide shelter for your animals.

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