Weather News: Hurricane warning for the Keys and Southwest Florida

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Tropical Storm Isaac Wind Speed Probability (credit: National Hurricane Center)

Tropical Storm Isaac Wind Speed Probability (credit: National Hurricane Center)

 

Florida News: Hurricane warnings and watches issues for Isaac this Sunday

The forecasts for Tropical Storm Isaac are escalating. The National Hurricane Center has issued hurricane warnings for The Florida Keys, Florida Bay and southwest Florida south of Bonita Beach. As well, hurricane watches and tropical storm warnings and watches have been released for other areas of Florida. If you are anywhere within the following warning areas, make sure you are prepared and keep a careful watch during the next 24 to 36 hours:

Florida Hurricane Warning

A Hurricane warning has been issued for the following locations:

  • Florida Keys and the Dry Tortugas
  • Florida West Coast from Bonita Beach southward
  • Florida Bay

Florida Hurricane Watch

The following area is under a Hurricane watch:

  • Florida East Coast from Golden Beach southward

Florida Tropical Storm Warning

A Tropical Storm warning as issued for the following locations:

  • Florida East Coast from Jupiter Inlet southward
  • Lake Okeechobee

Florida Tropical Storm Watch

The following area is under a Tropical Storm watch:

  • Florida East Coast north of Jupiter Inlet to Sebastian Inlet

Hurricane Preparedness & Safety tips

Be prepared in case the hurricane does hit the area where you are staying. We have a number of articles to help you but please start with our travel tips for Hurricane Season article for details.

Take Caution

Listen to local weather stations and check with the National Weather Service to stay up to date on changes in your area. Beware that along with strong winds, storm surges, flooding and rip currents can be extremely dangerous.

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