Tropical Storm Erika rips through the Caribbean. It has killed at least four people on the island of Dominica. Puerto Rico is currently drenched in torrential rain. Forecasters say the storm could strengthen into a hurricane and hit Florida as early as Monday.
Also, will Hurricane Erika hit Florida?
Tropical Storm Erika could miss Florida, but forecasters say there’s no harm in being ready. And after about 10 years without a hurricane, forecasters say now is a good time to shake off your “hurricane amnesia.”
Do you know where Tropical Storm Erika is headed?
Tropical Storm Erika formed on the heels of short-lived Hurricane Danny, which headed for the Caribbean’s Leeward Islands and may hit the Florida coast as a hurricane early next week. The storm had maximum sustained winds of 45 mph and was 245 miles east-southeast of Antigua as of Wednesday afternoon.
Taking that into account, where will Hurricane Erika hit?
Nearby May 28 At 21:00 UTC on August 8, the remains of Erika landed on the southeast coast of the Dominican Republic. The ruffled system appeared over the Windward Passage early on August 29. The system then bypassed the northern coast of Cuba and entered the Gulf of Mexico on August 31.
Has Hurricane Erika ever happened?
Hurricane Erika (2003), weak hurricane Category 1 that made landfall near the Texas-Tamaulipas border, killing two. Tropical Storm Erika (2015) was the deadliest natural disaster to strike the island of Dominica since Hurricane David in 1979, causing $500 million in damage and 31 lives.
What happened during of Hurricane Sandy?
Hurricane Sandy hit the United States around 8 p.m. EDT October 29, blowing near Atlantic City, N.J., with winds of 80 mph. A full moon left the tide 20% higher than normal and intensified Sandy’s storm surge.
Was there Hurricane Maria?
Hurricane Maria was a deadly Category 5 hurricane that struck Dominica, St Croix and Puerto Rico in September 2017. It is considered and was the worst natural disaster in recorded history to strike these islands deadliest Atlantic hurricane since Mitch in 1998.
How long ago was Hurricane Isaac?
Hurricane Isaac (2012)
|Category 1 Hurricane (SSHWS/NWS)|
|Hurricane Isaac nearing peak magnitude, approaching Louisiana on August 28|
|Formed||on August 21, 2012|
|Abandoned||3. September 2012|
|(Extratropical after September 1st)|