Tracking Hurricane Fiona: See latest models

Hurricane Fiona has strengthened to a Category 2 storm Monday afternoon after leaving the entire island of Puerto Rico without power. Fiona made landfall in the Dominican Republic earlier the same day after slamming Puerto Rico with heavy rain, life-threatening flooding and an island-wide power outage. The then-Category 1 storm came ashore near Boca de Yuma at 3:30 am As of the 11 pm advisory, Fiona was located 80 miles southeast of Grand Turk Island, and had maximum sustained winds of 110 mph. The storm was moving northwest at 10 mph.”On the forecast track, the center of Fiona will pass near easternmost Turks and Caicos late tonight or early Tuesday. The maximum sustained winds have increased to near 110 mph with higher gusts. Additional strengthening is expected during the next couple of days, and Fiona is forecast to become a major hurricane later tonight or on Tuesday,” the NHC said. Latest models and tracks: SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT: A Hurricane Warning is in effect for:* Turks and CaicosA Hurricane Watch is in effect for:* Coast of the Dominican Republic from Cabo Caucedo to Puerto PlataA Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for: * Southeastern Bahamas, including the Acklins, Crooked Island, Long Cay, the Inaguas, Mayaguana, and the Ragged Islands A Hurricane Warning means that hurricane conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area. Preparations to protect life and property should be rushed to completion. A Hurricane Watch means that hurricane conditions are possible within the watch area. A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area. Other tropical disturbances The National Hurricane Center is tracking a tropical disturbance in the central subtropical Atlantic. The system is not expected to develop significantly. It’s been given a 0% chance of development in the next two days and 30% chance of development in the next five days. KNOW WHAT TO DO WHEN A HURRICANE WATCH IS ISSUEDStay tuned to WESH 2 News, WESH.COM, or NOAA Weather Radio for storm updates. Prepare to bring inside any lawn furniture, outdoor decorations or ornaments, trash cans, hanging plants, and anything else that can be picked up by the wind. Understand hurricane forecast models and cones. Prepare to cover all windows of your home . If shutters have not been installed, use precut plywood. Check batteries and stock up on canned food, first-aid supplies, drinking water, and medications. The WESH 2 First Warning Weather Team recommends you have these items ready before the storm strikes. Bottled water: One gallon of water per person per dayCanned food and soup, such as beans and chiliCan opener for the cans without the easy-open lidsAssemble a first-aid kitTwo weeks’ worth of prescription medicationsBaby/children’s needs, such as formula and diapersFlashlight and batteriesBattery-operated weather radioWHAT TO DO WHEN A HURRICANE WARNING IS ISSUEDListen to the advice of local officials. If you are advised to evacuate, leave. Complete preparation activities. If you are not advised to evacuate, stay indoors, away from windows. Be alert for tornadoes. Tornadoes can happen during a hurricane and after it passes over. Remain indoors, in the center of your home, in a closet or bathroom without windows. HOW YOUR SMARTPHONE CAN HELP DURING A HURRICANE smartphone can be your best friend in a hurricane — with the right websites and apps, you can turn it into a powerful tool for guiding you through a storm’s approach, arrival and aftermath. Download the WESH 2 News app for iOS | AndroidEnable emergency alerts — if you have an iPhone, select settings, then go into notifications. From there, look for government alerts and enable emergency alerts. If you have an Android phone, from the home page of the app, scroll to the right along the bottom and click on “settings.” On the settings menu, click on “severe weather alerts.” From the menu, select from most severe, moderate-severe, or all alerts. PET AND ANIMAL SAFETY Your pet should be a part of your family plan. If you must evacuate, the most important thing you can do to protect your pets is to evacuate them too. Leaving pets behind, even if you try to create a safe space for them, could result in injury or death. Contact hotels and motels outside of your immediate area to see if they take pets. Ask friends, relatives and others outside of the affected area whether they could shelter your animal.

Hurricane Fiona has strengthened to a Category 2 storm Monday afternoon after leaving the entire island of Puerto Rico without power.

Fiona made landfall in the Dominican Republic earlier the same day after slamming Puerto Rico with heavy rain, life-threatening flooding and an island-wide power outage.

The then-Category 1 storm came ashore near Boca de Yuma at 3:30 am

As of the 11 pm advisory, Fiona was located 80 miles southeast of Grand Turk Island, and had maximum sustained winds of 110 mph. The storm was moving northwest at 10 mph.

“On the forecast track, the center of Fiona will pass near easternmost Turks and Caicos late tonight or early Tuesday. The maximum sustained winds have increased to near 110 mph with higher gusts. Additional strengthening is expected during the next couple of days, and Fiona is forecast to become a major hurricane later tonight or on Tuesday,” the NHC said.

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SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for:

* Turks and Caicos

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for:

* Coast of the Dominican Republic from Cabo Caucedo to Puerto Plata

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for:

* Southeastern Bahamas, including the Acklins, Crooked Island, Long Cay, the Inaguas, Mayaguana, and the Ragged Islands

A Hurricane Warning means that hurricane conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area. Preparations to protect life and property should be rushed to completion.

A Hurricane Watch means that hurricane conditions are possible within the watch area.

A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area.

Other tropical disturbances

The National Hurricane Center is tracking a tropical disturbance in the central subtropical Atlantic.

The system is not expected to develop significantly. It’s been given a 0% chance of development in the next two days and a 30% chance of development in the next five days.

KNOW WHAT TO DO WHEN A HURRICANE WATCH IS ISSUED

  • Stay tuned to WESH 2 News, WESH.COM, or NOAA Weather Radio for storm updates.
  • Prepare to bring inside any lawn furniture, outdoor decorations or ornaments, trash cans, hanging plants, and anything else that can be picked up by the wind.
  • Understand hurricane forecast models and cones.
  • Prepare to cover all windows of your home. If shutters have not been installed, use precut plywood.
  • Check batteries and stock up on canned food, first-aid supplies, drinking water, and medications.

The WESH 2 First Warning Weather Team recommends you have these items ready before the storm strikes.

  • Bottled water: One gallon of water per person per day
  • Canned food and soup, such as beans and chili
  • Can opener for the cans without the easy-open lids
  • Assemble a first-aid kit
  • Two weeks’ worth of prescription medications
  • Baby/children’s needs, such as formula and diapers
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Battery operated weather radio

WHAT TO DO WHEN A HURRICANE WARNING IS ISSUED

  • Listen to the advice of local officials. If you are advised to evacuate, leave.
  • Complete preparation activities
  • If you are not advised to evacuate, stay indoors, away from windows.
  • Be alert for tornadoes. Tornadoes can happen during a hurricane and after it passes over. Remain indoors, in the center of your home, in a closet or bathroom without windows.

HOW YOUR SMARTPHONE CAN HELP DURING A HURRICANE

A smartphone can be your best friend in a hurricane — with the right websites and apps, you can turn it into a powerful tool for guiding you through a storm’s approach, arrival and aftermath.

Download the WESH 2 News app for iOS | Android

Enable emergency alerts — if you have an iPhone, select settings, then go into notifications. From there, look for government alerts and enable emergency alerts.

If you have an Android phone, from the home page of the app, scroll to the right along the bottom and click on “settings.” On the settings menu, click on “severe weather alerts.” From the menu, select from most severe, moderate-severe, or all alerts.

PET AND ANIMAL SAFETY

Your pet should be a part of your family plan. If you must evacuate, the most important thing you can do to protect your pets is to evacuate them too. Leaving pets behind, even if you try to create a safe space for them, could result in injury or death.

  • Contact hotels and motels outside of your immediate area to see if they take pets.
  • Ask friends, relatives and others outside the affected area whether they could shelter your animal.

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