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Tropical Storm Tracking: Earl Strengthens Expected

Tropical Storm Earl is expected to intensify

Tropical Storm Earl passed north of Virgin Islands on Sunday, bringing heavy rains to Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and the northern Leeward Islands. Earl was about 85 miles from north-to the northeast of St. Thomas and had maximum steady winds of 50 mph. The storm was moving northwest at 3 miles per hour. “A slow increase is predicted over in next a few days and Earl could turn into a hurricane in pair of days,” the National Hurricane Center said. Earl is expected to cause precipitation in the Leeward Islands, the US and the British Virgin Islands, as well as Puerto Rico. on Sunday. Related: What is a potential tropical cyclone? Related: How sign up for custom weather alerts in WESH 2 news appRelated: Know your evacuation zonesRelated: Hacking down hurricane categoriesKNOW WHAT TO DO WHEN A HURRICANE ANNOUNCEMENT IS AVAILABLE, stay tuned to WESH 2, WESH.COM or NOAA weather radio for storm updates. Get ready to bring in any garden furniture, outdoor decorations or ornaments, trash cans, hanging plants, and anything else you can pick up. up downwind. Understand the hurricane forecast models and cones. Get ready to cover everything windows of your home. If blinds are not installed, use pre-cut plywood. Check batteries and stock availability. up on canned food, first- humanitarian aid, drinking water and medicines. The WESH 2 First Alert Storm Team recommends that you items ready before the storm hits. Bottled water: one gallon of water per person per day Canned food and soups such as beans and chili peppers Jar opener for jars without easy-open lidsCollect first-First aid kitTwo weeks’ worth of Prescription drugs Baby/children’s needs such as formula and diapers Flashlight and batteries Battery operated weather radioWHAT TO DO WHEN A HURRICANE WARNING IS ISSUED, heed the advice of local officials. If you are advised to evacuate, leave. Complete the preparations. If you are not advised to evacuate, stay indoors, away from windows.be alert for tornado. Tornadoes can happen during and after a hurricane passes over. Stay indoors in center of your home, in closet or bathroom without windows.HOW A SMARTPHONE CAN HELP DURING A HURRICANE A smartphone can be yours best friend in Hurricane – with the right sites and apps you can turn it into powerful tool for Guiding you through the coming storm arrival as well as aftermath.Download the WESH 2 news app for iOS | Android Turn on emergency alerts – if you have an iPhone, select settings, then go to notifications. Look from there for government alerts and turn on emergency alerts. If you have an Android phone, home page of app, scroll down to the right and tap on “settings.” In the settings menu, press on “heavy weather alerts.” From the menu, select the most severe, moderate-severe, or all alerts. PET SAFETY should separately of your family plan. If you need to 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, maybe result in injury or death.Contact hotels and motels outside of your immediate area to see if they take pets. Ask friends, relatives and others outside of injured area can they adopt your animal.

Tropical Storm Earl passed north of Sunday in the Virgin Islands, bringing heavy rains to Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and the northern Leeward Islands.

Earl was about 85 miles north-to the northeast of St. Thomas and had maximum steady winds of 50 mph. The storm was moving northwest at 3 miles per hour.

“Slow strengthening is predicted over in next a few days and Earl could turn into a hurricane in pair of days,” the National Hurricane Center said.

Earl is expected to cause precipitation in the Leeward Islands, the US and the British Virgin Islands, as well as Puerto Rico. on Sunday.

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KNOW WHAT TO DO WHEN THE HURRICANE CHASE IS RELEASED

  • Follow WESH 2, WESH.COM, or NOAA Weather Radio. for storm updates.
  • Get ready to bring in any garden furniture, outdoor decorations or decorations, trash cans, hanging plants, and anything else you can collect. up downwind.
  • Understand the hurricane forecast models and cones.
  • Get ready to cover everything windows of your home. If blinds are not installed, use pre-cut plywood.
  • Check batteries and stock up on canned food, first- basic necessities, drinking water and medicines.

The WESH 2 First Alert Storm Team recommends that you have these items ready for the storm.

  • Bottled water: one gallon of water per person per day
  • Canned food and soups such as beans and chili peppers
  • Can opener for jars without easy-open lids
  • Gather first-first aid kit
  • Two weeks’ worth of prescription drugs
  • Toddler/children needs such as formula and diapers
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Battery operated weather radio

WHAT TO DO WHEN A HURRICANE WARNING IS ISSUED

  • Heed the advice of local officials. If you are advised to evacuate, leave.
  • Complete preparatory activities
  • If you are not advised to evacuate, stay indoors, away from windows.
  • Be on the lookout for tornado. Tornadoes can happen during and after a hurricane passes over. Stay indoors in center of your home, in closet or bathroom without windows.

HOW A SMARTPHONE CAN HELP DURING A HURRICANE

Smartphone can be yours best friend in Hurricane – with the right sites and apps you can turn it into powerful tool for Guiding you through the coming storm arrival as well as aftermath.

Download the WESH 2 news app for iOS | android

Turn on emergency alerts – if you have an iPhone, select settings, then go to notifications. Look from there for government alerts and turn on emergency alerts.

If you have an Android phone, home page of app, scroll down to the right and tap on “settings.” In the settings menu, press on “heavy weather alerts.” From the menu, select the most severe, medium-severe, or all alerts.

SAFETY OF PETS AND ANIMALS

Your pet should separately of your family plan. If you need to 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, maybe result in injury or death.

  • Contact hotels and motels outside of your immediate area to see if they take pets.
  • Ask friends, relatives and others outside of injured area can they adopt your animal.

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Tyler Hromadka
Tyler Hromadka
Tyler is working as the Author at World Weekly News. He has a love for writing and have been writing for a few years now as a free-lancer.

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