Tropical Storm Earl will become a hurricane this week

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Tropical Storm Earl is expected to become a hurricane

The 11 p.m. advisory from the National Hurricane Center suggests that Tropical Storm Earl could become a hurricane by Tuesday. Earl was moving north to northwest on Monday with increasing strength and decreasing pressure. According to the National Hurricane Center, Earl was 310 miles north of St. Thomas and 650 miles south of Bermuda. The storm had maximum sustained winds of 70 mph. followed by a turn to the north-northeast with some increase in forward speed,” the NHC said. and the British Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico through Monday. Limited flooding is possible. Related : Hurricane Danielle Expected to Accelerate Related: What is a Potential Tropical Cyclone THINGS TO DO WHEN A HURRICANE WATCH IS ISSUED Stay tuned to WESH 2 News, WESH.COM or NOAA weather radio for storm updates. Picked up by the wind. Understand hurricane forecasting patterns and cones. Be prepared to cover all windows in your home. If shutters haven’t been installed, use pre-cut plywood Check batteries and stock up on canned food, first aid supplies, drinking water and medication The WESH 2 First Alert Storm team recommends that you have these items ready before the no storm strikes. of water: One gallon of water per person per dayFood cans and soup, such as beans and chiliCan opener for cans without the easy-open lidsAssemble a first aid kitTwo weeks of prescription medicationBaby/child needs, such as formula and diapersFlashlight and batteriesRadio battery-powered weather WHAT TO DO WHEN A HURRICANE WARNING IS ISSUED Listen to the advice of local authorities. If advised to evacuate, leave. Complete Preparedness Activities If you are not advised to evacuate, stay indoors, away from windows. Watch out for tornadoes. Tornadoes can occur during a hurricane and after it passes. Stay indoors, in the center of your home, in a closet or windowless bathroom. HOW YOUR SMARTPHONE CAN HELP YOU DURING A HURRICANE A smartphone can be your best friend during a hurricane – with the right websites and apps, you can turn it into a powerful tool to guide you through the approach, arrival and aftermath of a storm. Download the WESH 2 News app for iOS | AndroidEnable emergency alerts – if you have an iPhone, select settings, then go to notifications. From there, look for government alerts and enable emergency alerts. If you have an Android phone, from the home page of the app, scroll right at the bottom and click “Settings”. In the settings menu, click on “Severe weather alerts”. From the menu, select from the most severe, moderate to severe, or all alerts. PET AND PET SAFETY Your pet should be part of your family plan. If you must evacuate, the most important thing you can do to protect your pets is to evacuate them as well. Leaving pets behind, even if you try to create a safe space for them, can result in injury or death. Contact hotels and motels outside your immediate area to see if they allow pets. if they could house your pet.

The 11 p.m. advisory from the National Hurricane Center suggests that Tropical Storm Earl could become a hurricane by Tuesday.

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Earl was moving north-northwest Monday with increasing strength and decreasing pressure.

According to the National Hurricane Center, Earl was 310 miles north of St. Thomas and 650 miles south of Bermuda.

The storm had maximum sustained winds of 70 mph.

“Earl is moving north-northwest at nearly 7 mph, and a generally northward motion should continue for a day or two, followed by a north-northeast turn with some increase in forward speed,” the NHC said. .

Earl is expected to produce additional precipitation amounts of 1 to 4 inches, with isolated storm totals of 8 inches, across the Leeward Islands, US and British Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico through Monday. Limited flooding is possible.

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KNOW WHAT TO DO WHEN A HURRICANE WATCH IS ISSUED

  • Stay tuned to WESH 2 News, WESH.COM or NOAA Weather Radio for storm updates.
  • Be prepared to bring indoor garden furniture, outdoor decorations or ornaments, garbage cans, hanging plants and anything that can be blown away.
  • Understand hurricane forecast models and cones.
  • Prepare to cover all the windows in your home. If shutters have not been installed, use pre-cut plywood.
  • Check the batteries and stock up on canned goods, first aid supplies, drinking water and medicine.

The WESH 2 First Alert Storm Team recommends having these items ready before the storm hits.

  • Bottled water: One gallon of water per person per day
  • Preserves and soups, such as beans and chili
  • Can opener for cans without easy-open lids
  • Assemble a first aid kit
  • Two weeks of prescription medication
  • Baby/child needs, such as formula and diapers
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Battery operated weather radio

WHAT TO DO WHEN A HURRICANE WARNING IS ISSUED

  • Listen to the advice of local elected officials. If you are advised to evacuate, leave.
  • Complete preparation activities
  • If you are not advised to evacuate, stay indoors, away from windows.
  • Watch out for tornadoes. Tornadoes can occur during a hurricane and after it passes. Stay indoors, in the center of your home, in a windowless closet or bathroom.

HOW YOUR SMARTPHONE CAN HELP YOU DURING A HURRICANE

A smartphone can be your best friend during a hurricane. With the right websites and apps, you can make this a powerful tool to guide you through the approach, arrival and aftermath of a storm.

Download the WESH 2 News app to iOS | android

Turn on emergency alerts – if you have an iPhone, select settings, then go to notifications. From there, look for government alerts and enable emergency alerts.

If you have an Android phone, from the home page of the app, scroll right at the bottom and click “Settings”. In the settings menu, click on “Severe weather alerts”. From the menu, select from the most severe, moderate to severe, or all alerts.

PET AND PET SAFETY

Your pet should be part of your family plan. If you must evacuate, the most important thing you can do to protect your pets is to evacuate them as well. Leaving pets behind, even if you try to create a safe space for them, can result in injury or death.

  • Contact hotels and motels outside your immediate area to see if they allow pets.
  • Ask friends, relatives and others outside the affected area if they could house your pet.
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