Monday, September 11, 2006

Hurricane Florence Makin' Waves

Hurricane Florence is expected to gear up to Category 2 as it approaches Bermuda within the next 24 hours.

According to the NOAA's 11pm EST report on Sunday evening, Bermuda residents can expect the following, and should make "preparations to protect life and property":

  • 90 MPH winds and even stronger gusts
  • six to eight foot storm surges above normal tide levels
  • "LARGE AND DANGEROUS BATTERING WAVES ARE LIKELY ALONG THE COAST OF BERMUDA"
  • five to 10 inches of rain

  • And, while Florence may not hit the east coast of the US, NOAA does offer this warning:
    LARGE OCEAN SWELLS AND DANGEROUS SURF CONDITIONS... INCLUDING STRONG RIP CURRENTS... ARE AFFECTING THE BAHAMAS AND PORTIONS OF THE EAST COAST OF THE UNITED STATES AND THE CANADIAN MARITIMES.

    So, if you are in Florence's path, batten down, and get out of the way. Be safe.