December 4, 2022

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In the US, Florida’s east coast faces a potential hurricane this week

Published on 11/07/2022 14:34

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A weather system forming in the Atlantic Ocean north of Puerto Rico could hit Florida’s east coast as a hurricane later this week, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said Sunday. According to the center, the low pressure area is likely to become a tropical or subtropical storm beginning Monday (11/7).

The system is forecast to approach the Bahamas and parts of the Florida coast at hurricane strength between Wednesday and Thursday, six weeks after Hurricane Ian devastated parts of southwest Florida. Florida.

State Gov. Ron DeSantis warned residents Sunday to be prepared. “Obviously, hurricane season is not over yet,” said NHC Deputy Director Mike Brennan.

According to him, the size of the system is so large that it will affect a wide area wherever the center of the storm moves.

A cyclone-hunting aircraft is expected to take a closer look at its formation through the formation system on Monday.

Forecasts so far suggest the storm will be significantly weaker than Ian, which hit Florida as a powerful Category 4 hurricane and killed about 130 people.

“Regardless of development, coastal flooding, tropical storm-force winds, heavy rain and waves, and coastal erosion are increasing along much of the southeast coast of the United States, along the east coast of Florida and parts of the central Territories and northwestern Bahamas,” the center said.

Although the peak of hurricane season usually occurs in mid-September, the season lasts until November.

Coverage by Correio Braziliense

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