FLORIDA—Hurricane season is here and it’s starting to get serious.
Here’s what you need to know: 1.
It’s not over yet: Florida is still expecting another hurricane to hit, but it’s not officially over yet.
Rick Scott said Thursday that the state would be able to weather the storm this week.
He said the state’s National Hurricane Center says there are “no indications of major damage or fatalities.”
But there’s been a dramatic drop in rainfall, and the storm surge is expected to be significant, said Dan McGlothlin, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Miami.
“We’re going to have a lot of rain and a lot more flooding,” McGlotlin said.
There are no indications of significant damage or deaths, but McGlottins forecast is that the storm will still be devastating for the state and the country.
A hurricane watch is in effect for the Keys, from the Gulf of Mexico to Florida’s southern tip.
The National Weather System Center says it’s looking at an accumulation of about 15 inches (46 centimeters) of rain, and a storm surge of at least five feet (1.3 meters) on land.
“The storm will continue to develop and will continue creating catastrophic flooding and erosion, McGloslin said, warning that more than 30,000 people in the Florida Keys have been warned to leave their homes.
If you live along the coast, get out,” Mcglottins said.