Emily Update 4: Moving Through Atlantic, South Florida Should Get Prepared

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Editor's Note at 4:45 p.m. EDT: The National Hurricane Center said remnants of tropical storm Emily have dissipated to an area of low pressure, and all watches/warnings have been cancelled.  They will issue advisories again at www.hurricanes.gov if the storm regenerates.

We’re continuing to closely monitor tropical storm Emily through our Regional offices in Atlanta Ga., New York, N.Y. and our Caribbean Area Office located in San Juan, Puerto Rico. As of 3 p.m. EDT, Emily continues to deliver heavy rains to Haiti and the Dominican Republic, and may affect southern Florida on Saturday.

We continue to work closely with the National Hurricane Center, as well as our partners in the Puerto Rico Emergency Management Agency (en espanol) and Florida Division of Emergency Management.

Those in coastal areas, especially along the eastern coast of Florida and the southeast United States, should take steps to prepare, because history teaches that storm tracks can change quickly and unexpectedly. Tropical storms and hurricanes can bring heavy rains, flash flooding, and high winds, so if you haven’t already, visit Ready.gov/hurricanes for tips on creating your family emergency plan and getting an emergency kit.

Make sure you’re staying up to date with the latest forecast at hurricanes.gov or hurricanes.gov/mobile on your phone. For the latest on our role, visit the Severe Tropical Weather category in this blog.

And if someone you know is looking for tropical storm/hurricane preparedness resources in Spanish, visit Listo.gov/huracanes. For more information, they can visit the Spanish version of the FEMA full (fema.gov/esp) and mobile site (m.fema.gov/esp).

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06/19/2012 - 12:32
Posted on Thu, 08/04/2011 - 15:52
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