Tropical Storm Andrea takes aim at Florida and U.S. East Coast

Tropical Storm Andrea could drop up to 7 inches of rain over portions of Florida and the U.S. East coast.
June 6, 2013FLORIDA – The first tropical storm of the Atlantic hurricane season, Andrea, formed Wednesday over the Gulf of Mexico and was expected to bring wet weather to parts of Florida’s Gulf coast over the next few days. Forecasters issued a tropical storm warning for a swath of Florida’s Gulf coast starting at Boca Grande, an island to the northwest of Fort Myers, and ending in the Big Bend area of the state. In Alabama, authorities said that 13 people had to be rescued from rough surf kicked up by the storm on Wednesday at beaches in two coastal towns. Most of those rescued didn’t require medical treatment. Andrea had maximum sustained winds near 40 mph (64 kph) as of 11 p.m., and winds were forecast to reach 45 mph (72 kph) over the next day. It was located about 270 miles (435 kilometers) southwest of Tampa. A tropical storm watch has been issued for most of northeast Florida and north to Surf City, N.C. Andrea was moving to the north at about 6 mph (10 kph) and forecasters expected the storm to continue moving northeast at a faster speed overnight and on Thursday. The center of Andrea was expected to reach the Big Bend area of Florida’s coast on Thursday afternoon, then move across southeastern Georgia, bypassing Atlanta, and over southeastern South Carolina and eastern North Carolina. It was expected to bring foul weather to those parts of Georgia and the Carolinas by Friday. Forecasters say Andrea could bring three to six inches of rain to the Florida Panhandle and southeastern Georgia, with isolated areas seeing as much as eight inches. In Florida, Gulf Islands National Seashore closed its campgrounds and the road that runs through the popular beach-front park on Wednesday. The national seashore abuts Pensacola Beach and the park road frequently floods during heavy rains. On Pensacola Beach, condominium associations asked people to remove furniture on high balconies because of the expected high winds and beach lifeguards warned tourists of possible high surf. A forecast map predicts the storm will continue along the East Coast through the weekend before heading out to sea again, though a storm’s track is often hard to predict days in advance. A National Hurricane Center advisory also says coastal areas north of Tampa could also see storm surge of several feet. –Yahoo News
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7 Responses to Tropical Storm Andrea takes aim at Florida and U.S. East Coast

  1. Brandon says:

    I will not be surprised if America is really shaken up by weather/earth events. Obama’s Proclamation Naming June 2013 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month is an abomination to say the least!


  2. Wiseguy says:

    Human nature: We have Flash Floods in my area (Quebec City) and people are complaining about city workers and engineers because it’s happening more often and they are doing nothing about it!!! This week-end and later next week, Andrea will affect us we’ll have more floods but still nobody will make any connections abuot what’s happening worldwide. Half of the TV News are about nature disasters lately, but still, nobody’s reacting and it’s business as usual, we clean our flooded houses and life goes on!!!

    Glad to know your site Alvin, I’m lucky to be a witness like all your readers and I can prepare my soul.


  3. FLgirl says:

    Thank goodness for all the rain! We have been in a desperate drought situation in FL for years.


  4. Irene C says:

    Well, it’s the first tropical storm of the season. With the way the weather has been going so far this year, I believe it’s time to buckle up because this will be a wild weather year.


  5. musivick says:

    the east coast is in dire need of being hit by many tropical storms, etc… as this will be a natural defense from the toxic fallout from the Japan/Fukashima fallout approacing from our western coastline….pushing the prevailing winds backward instead of contaminating the whole of North America


  6. Irene C says:

    For those who speculate about HAARP

    Andrea along with the rain they’re now getting isn’t helping.


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