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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Fay makes landfall


UPDATE: Fay Over the Florida Peninsula

AccuWeather is predicting that Fay will re-emerge over the Atlantic and has the potential to strengthen slightly before coming back on shore and threatening the Georgia-South Carolina coast. The National Hurricane Center shows the projected storm path to stay south along the Florida Alabama state line. Basically somewhere along the southland there will be storms associated with Fay.
An interesting bit is the fact that Fay has been over land for a few hours now and still has not lost any strength. High winds may still be an issue for areas throughout Florida and in south Georgia so it is best to keep all loose objects indoors or tied down.

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Tropical storm Fay crossed over Key West yesterday afternoon and then made a second landfall just south of Naples, FL early this morning.

From the Naples Daily News:



The National Weather Service reports that the eye of Fay has come ashore at Cape Romano, just south of Marco Island. Cape Romano also is the spot where Hurricane Wilma came ashore in Collier County in October 2005.


During the overnight hours, power outages have been reported on Marco Island, Isles of Capri and some parts of East Naples with some street flooding also being reported. Marco officials are requesting that residents stay off the roads until power has been restored and flooding recedes. There were also reports of isolated tornado sightings in the county.



Current storm track predictions call for Fay to essentially stall as it crosses over the Florida peninsula and the turn more westerly. The strong high over the mid-Atlantic states may impede any northward progress of Fay. Fay's winds are not going to be an issue with this storm, but flooding could be if the storm's motion slows. Predictions are still calling for Fay to end up over the North Georgia and South Carolina area and may help relieve some of the drought issues we have been facing over the past two years.

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