A tropical storm Fred has been heading towards the Florida Panhandle which may cause destruction and power outages if accompanied by thunderstorms.
The tropical storm Fred is expected to cause heavy rainfall and storms in the area. A warning has been issued by the National Weather Service for the areas ranging from Florida Panhandle to Navarre towards the Jefferson/Wakulla County line. According to the National Hurricane Center (NHC), this tropical storm Fred is expected to cross the warning area anytime in the next 24 hours.
Another similar storm warning has been issued for the area of Florida Panhandle coast till the Yankeetown of Indian pass.
Fred is expected to gain momentum and strength while over the area of Florida Panhandle while aiming for the northern gulf coast. It is expected that the storm will be accompanied by heavy rainfall which might result in flooding across southern Florida.
Governor of Florida Ron DeSantis has declared a state of emergency across the Panhandle region of the state in lieu of the tropical storm. Alabama’s governor Kay Ivey also released a statement regarding the tropical storm stating that they are closely monitoring the storm activity and weather situation and “will be ready to act from the state level if needed.”
Originally the tropical storm Fred was forecasted to bring a large amount of rainfall to the areas of Panhandle and Big Bend of Florida but it has reportedly been weakened in terms of the air depression.
Fred was formulated after a powerful earthquake of 7.2 magnitudes hit Haiti which resulted in a lot of damage and hundreds of people forced to stay out under the sky.
The tropical storm Fred which formulated from Haiti and Dominican Republic caused severe storms in the countries and is ready to affect the Panhandle of Florida in the next 24 hours.