FMIT Alert Level 2:
Tropical Disturbance Has Potential to Become Threat to Florida
Later This Week Into the Weekend
2:00 pm EST, Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Latest from the National Hurricane Center:
“Satellite images, surface observations, and radar data indicate that a broad area of low pressure associated with a tropical wave is located over the northern Leeward Islands. Showers and thunderstorms have become more concentrated overnight and are showing signs of organization, but the system still appears to lack a well-defined circulation.”
FMIT Ride-Out teams are currently 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.