The quickly formed Tropical Storm Richard continues to batter the coast of Belize and northern Honduras. The storm is moving at 13mph and should re-enter the Gulf of Mexico by Tuesday. Once back in the gulf, the storm will be able to gain strength and could be a threat to the United States. Keep an eye on this storm over the next few days to see how it progresses. Storm season is not over until the end of November.
Tropical Depression Paula continues to pound Cuba, as it has over the last two days. This storm has weakened significantly and only has max. sustained winds of 35mph. This storm should continue to dissipate over the next few hours and there is only limited cause for concern.
Although, storm season is in it’s last 6 weeks, it is important to realize that it is not yet behind us. Ensure you have all of your supplies and plans in place – be ready if a storm approaches your area.
Tropical Storm Otto has just formed in the Atlantic, but appears to be no threat to the eastern US. This storm should head east into the Atlantic over the next 2 days and should be south of Bermuda.
This storm has max sustained wind of 60mph and is moving north at 5mph
Tropical Storm 16 is headed straight for Florida after providing very little advanced warning. Currently in a Hurricane watch, Florida is already experiencing the effects. The storm should make landfall some time on Wednesday and could increase in power over the evening. Take all appropriate precautions and ensure you have all of your supplies ready. This will most likely be a very wet storm.
Tropical Storm Matthew is currently battering the eastern coast of Belize. With max sustained winds of 40mph, keep an eye on this storm as it appears it will turn north – back into the carribean sea. This will allow it to regain strength and it could head anywhere from that point.
Watch this storm closely and make sure your supplies are as they should be.
Off of the coast of Africa, Tropical Storm Lisa has just formed and is now heading west at 2mph. It has max sustained winds of 45mph and is far from making landfall. Keep close tabs on this storm and make sure your supplies are available.
As Tropical Storm Julia fades back into the Atlantic, Hurricane Igor bears down on Bermuda.
With maximum sustained winds of 100mph (a low category 2), Hurricane Igor is scheduled to pass directly over Bermuda Sunday evening. Residents should take extreme caution and ensure that they have all safety measures in place.