Tropical Storm Emily Crossing Central Florida
Tropical Storm Emily is moving quickly inland over Florida today, and is expected to move into the Atlantic waters off Florida on Tuesday. Heavy rain and flash flooding are possible in parts of the Florida peninsula, according to The Weather Channel.
Emily is the 5th named storm of the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season.
Major Florida cities at risk for street and poor drainage area flooding include Tampa, Sarasota, Fort Myers, Naples, Melbourne, West Palm Beach, Fort Pierce, Fort Lauderdale and Miami. “Emily will emerge along the east coast of Florida sometime on Tuesday,” AccuWeather meteorologist Dan Pydynowski said.
Emily’s History in the Atlantic Basin:
Hurricane Emily (1981) – crossed Bermuda
Hurricane Emily (1987) – caused considerable damage to Saint Vincent, Dominican Republic, and Bermuda
Hurricane Emily (1993) – came within 25 miles of Hatteras Island, North Carolina
Tropical Storm Emily (1999) – absorbed by Hurricane Cindy without threatening land
Hurricane Emily (2005) – earliest recorded Category 5 storm; caused damage in Grenada, Quintana Roo, and Tamaulipas
Tropical Storm Emily (2011) – caused minor damage throughout the Caribbean
Tropical Storm Emily (2017) – Currently active storm threatening Florida
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