The Direction Of Debby Raises Early Storm Alarm Bells For Florida and Gulf Coast
Forecasts are providing a mixed bag of clues as to the potential direction that Tropical Storm Debby is likely to travel over the next few days. Will the Jet Stream stay up, or could it move down towards the Gulf, following different models from the weather channel and national hurricane center leave a myriad of potential traveling outcomes, all of which raise different levels of storm threatens for communities west into Mexico and East into Naples Florida and all areas in between.
The National Hurricane Center has raised the outlook for potential development from 30% to 70% today, as the growing likelihood of a tropical cyclone forming is growing by the hour. The storms outlook and potential for destruction all lie in the direction it travels and the influence from the Jet stream. The U.S. based computer models have the storm moving rapidly across the State of Florida by Monday, likely creating some minor flooding challenges and bringing with it the potential of six inches of rain in some areas. The European model, paints a completely different picture, it shows predicts the Jet stream will stay parked further north, causing the storm system to slowly move across the State of Florida and likely lead towards a dramatic flooding event with some areas having the potential of receiving upwards of twenty inches of rainfall as the storm may eventually develop into a category one level hurricane.
The good news is we can start preparing for some of the worst case scenarios immediately and continue to monitor the storms news and forecasts from the Weather Channel and National Hurricane Center.
Jarvis Florida office will be cooridinating storm repair services in the region should catastrophic flooding occur into next week. We offer and work with numerous condo associations, commercial property owners and managers offer contingency planning and pre disaster planning services, to help ensure a speedy recovery following any unforseen catastrophe.