Today’s mayday headlines will tell you what we learned from the last day of today’s storms and the past few weeks in the news.
Here’s what you need to know about today and the next few days:1.
Tropical Storm Andrew continues to strengthen and move eastward.
Andrew will make landfall at 11:01 a.m.
ET today, the National Hurricane Center said.
It is expected to move east-southeastward at 10 mph.
Hurricane Andrew is a tropical storm with maximum sustained winds of 140 mph (260 kph), according to the National Weather Service.
The storm is located north of Puerto Rico.
Andrew is forecast to continue to weaken, but will still be a major threat to the U.S. mainland and Puerto Rico, the center said.
Andrew could bring some heavy rainfall and flooding to parts of the Carolinas, according to officials.2.
Tropical storm warnings are issued for Florida, Texas, Georgia and South Carolina.3.
The National Weather Services warns of tropical storm-force winds and rain accumulations of up to 5 inches (15 centimeters) for parts of Florida and Texas.
Hurricane-force wind gusts of up of 50 mph (82 kph) are possible along portions of Georgia and parts of South Carolina, according the weather service.
The hurricane is located northeast of Miami, Fla.4.
Forecasters predict tropical storm force winds for parts in the Caribbean.
Hurricane watches and warnings are in effect for the Virgin Islands, Bahamas, Turks and Caicos Islands, and Florida.5.
The Atlantic hurricane season is in full swing, with hurricane-force gusts expected over parts of southern Florida, Florida Keys and the southeastern part of the Florida Panhandle, according Weather.com meteorologist Steve Nelles.
A tropical storm warning is in effect in Miami, but tropical storm warnings have been lifted for parts the Miami-Dade and Miami-Fort Lauderdale metropolitan areas.
In some cases, Miami-Miami is also under a tropical warning.
The Miami-St. Johns area, where many people live, is also in the process of being declared under a hurricane watch.
This includes parts of Broward County and the Miami Beach area.6.
A tropical storm watch has been issued for the eastern part of North Carolina for portions of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg-Gastonia metro area.
The state has issued a tropical depression watch and tropical storm threat for parts or all of western North Carolina.
The hurricane watch is in place for the southern portion of the state.7.
Tropical Depression Watch: Hurricane Andrew is moving east-southwest at 10mph (15 kph).8.
Tropical Warning: Tropical Storm Maria is currently moving northwest at 10-15 mph (15-20 kph); the storm is expected at least through Friday.9.
Tropical Advisory: Tropical Hurricane Maria is moving north-northwest at 15 mph (25 kph; it is expected through Friday)10.
Tropical Wind: Tropical Wind Watch: Tropical Thunderstorm Watch: Wind Gust Advisory: Hurricane Maria Wind Gust Watch: Heavy rain will continue for parts, possibly all of Florida through Friday with some flooding possible.
“This is a very dangerous time for the Florida community,” Governor Rick Scott said in a statement.
“We need to prepare for this storm, and the impacts of the storm will be felt throughout Florida, and across the Carolines.”