FMIT Alert Level 2:
Tropical Disturbance 99L Still Struggling to Organize as it Moves Northwest Through The Carribean.
Potential Still Exists For Interaction With Florida Later This Weekend.
9:00 am EST, Thursday, August 25, 2016
Latest from the National Hurricane Center:
“An area of low pressure associated with a tropical wave is centered just southeast of the Turks and Caicos Islands. The wave is producing gale-force winds over water to the north of Hispaniola, however, satellite images indicate that the shower and thunderstorm activity is well removed from the area of lowest pressure. Surface data also indicate that the low continues to lack a well-defined center.”
FMIT Ride-Out teams will remain on standby throughout the week into the weekend as the path and strength of the disturbance become more clear. Future alerts will be sent daily and then multiple times per day as it approaches Florida. Should the storm develop significantly, we will arrange pre-event webinars and calls to educate Members on FMIT’s mitigation and response procedures.