Tropical Depression Erika – Remnants Now

091256W_smGov. Scott getting Erika updates

 

133125W_sm Last Advisory on Erika from National Hurricane Center-NOAA  at 9:30 a.m. ET, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015.  The storm dissipated upon entering Cuba.

Probable, forecast track from National Hurricane Center, according to 5 a.m. advisory, Aug. 29, 2015.  Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency in Florida. Governor Scott met with emergency management staff in Miami and Tampa on Friday for updates on Erika.   Graphic, photo: National Hurricane Center, NOAA, Twitter

Floridians are relieved Tropical Depression Erika  became remnants as it approached Cuba.  The last National Hurricane Advisory on Erika was at 9:30 a.m. today, Saturday.  It said “Tropical Depression Erika Dissipated at 9:30 a.m. ET August 29.”

Earlier this morning, the National Hurricane Center-NOAA forecast track included the Tampa Bay area and Florida’s west coast in the cone of uncertainty. Overnight, it shifted more to the west.  Tropical Storm Erika was forecast to strike the Florida panhandle around 2 a.m. Wednesday on this forecast track.

Hurricane season continues through November 30th and the season’s peak is approaching in September. Florida emergency officials urge everyone to have enough supplies to last 72 hours and to prepare.

Visit http://www.FloridaDisaster.org and http://www.FLGetAPlan.com. if you need a storm ready plan for your home or business.

“Too many variables still exist for us to be able to accurately predict where this storm might impact us or how strong it may be if it does,” said FDEM Director Bryan W. Koon on Thursday about Erika.  “We are preparing the protective and responsive measures we will need if the storm continues to develop out of an abundance of caution.”

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Tune into your local television, radio stations, weather websites, newspaper websites, http://www.nhc.noaa.gov  for continuous weather and news updates.

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