Tropical Storm Erika’s Aftermath: Florida Faces Flash Flood Threat

31 Aug 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

As Florida Preps for Storm That Was Erika, Caribbean Tallies Damage.

Only remnants of the tropical storm that used to be Erika barreled toward Florida on Sunday night, but the state was still preparing for what the National Weather Service described as strong winds and heavy rain, and the governor was still urging vigilance.

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The sixth tropical storm of the 2015 season has developed over the far eastern tropical Atlantic Ocean and has steadily strengthened over the course of Sunday afternoon. Tropical Storm Fred is forecast to become a hurricane sometime Sunday night or early Monday morning and bring hurricane conditions to portions of the Cape Verde Islands. Flood watches were in effect from southern Georgia to Miami, The Weather Channel reported, and rip currents were expected all the way to the Carolinas.

Fred is moving toward the northwest near 16 mph and it’s expected to continue to move in that general direction at a slightly slower forward speed over the next 48 hours. In Haiti, mudslides blocked roads, a prison was evacuated and rain appeared to have caused firey truck crash killed four people and injured 11 others.

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