Tropical Storm Katrina moves towards Florida Coast
August 25th 2005
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Storm Katrina is moving towards South East Florida and is expected
to churn hurricane winds by the time it reaches the state. It is
expected to hit Florida before dawn on Friday or possibly late
Thursday. Right now the storm is producing 50 mph sustained winds
and is over the Northwest Bahamas, approximately 135 miles east of
the Florida Coast. On Wednesday night forecasters issued a hurricane
warning for the 170 mile stretch of coastline between Vero Beach and
watch will be in effect for the Central Coast between Vero Beach
north to Titusville including Merritt Island. A watch will be in
effect for the Florida Keys from the Seven Mile Bridge to Florida
City. This means a tropical storm is expected within 36 hours.
means that winds of 74 mph are expected within 24 hours. Barrier
Islands in Broward and Palm Beach Counties will be evacuated
Thursday according to CNN. Palm Beach officials declared a state of
be closed Thursday in Miami-Dad and Broward Counties. Government
offices will be closed in Broward County and schools will also be
cancelled on Friday.
The storm is
projected to travel across the cities of Fort Lauderdale and West
Palm Beach cutting across the peninsula through the Everglades
exiting into the Gulf of Mexico late Friday or Saturday. Katrina is
expected to re-hit the lad in the Florida Panhandle, after dumping 6
to 12 inches of rain in the peninsula, with up to 20 inches
the 11th storm named in 2005. Over the past 60 years the
average number of “named” storms has been 10. This is a busy season
with 3 months left. Forecasters estimate 21 names storms to develop
this year. The busiest months are September, August and October.
Gas Generators are in short supply these months.
Hurricane center in Miami Beach Florida said there is a “vigorous
tropical wave located midway between Africa and the Lesser Antilles”
and is moving westward at 10 to 15 MPH. According t the Service,
this “wave” has the potential to become a tropical depression during
the next day or so as it moves further into the Atlantic.
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