World News – US – LIVE TRACK, MODELS, MORE: Florida now in cone for Hurricane Delta


ORLANDO, Florida – Hurricane Delta formed near Jamaica on Monday evening and the final track now shows part of the Florida panhandle in the storm cone

As of Monday at 11pm, Delta was 170 miles southwest of Negril, Jamaica, and was heading west at 7mph

The storm has maximum sustained winds of 80 mph with stronger gusts and was rapidly gaining strength, according to the National Hurricane Center

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Forecasters said Delta is expected to continue to intensify as the center of the storm passes southwest of the Cayman Islands early Tuesday and nears the northeastern part of the Yucatan Peninsula and the canal from Yucatan Tuesday afternoon or evening

« Data from a NOAA Hurricane Hunter aircraft indicates that maximum sustained winds have increased to nearly 80 mph (80 km / h) with stronger gusts. Additional rapid strengthening is expected over the next few days or so, and Delta is expected to be a major hurricane approaching the Yucatan Peninsula, ”forecasters wrote in their latest advisory

The delta is expected to move to the southern Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday evening or early Wednesday, and pass over the south-central Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday and Wednesday evening

From now on, Delta is expected to temporarily become a Category 3 hurricane before being demoted again and making landfall anywhere from New Orleans to the Florida Panhandle as a Category 2 storm

Meanwhile, Gamma, which stalled just north of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula as a tropical storm on Monday, scoured the coast dotted with near-hurricane-force winds and inundated the states of Tabasco and Chiapas. of a flood that killed at least six people people and forced thousands to leave their homes before being downgraded to tropical depression

Mexico’s civil defense agency said in a statement four of the deaths blamed on Gamma, including two children, were in Chiapas, where a landslide on a mountain slope buried their home The other two deaths occurred in Tabasco state, where one person was dragged by water and another drowned

Gamma, along with cold fronts, combined over the weekend to cause extreme rains in parts of the Yucatan Peninsula and Chiapas, affecting more than half a million people. Hardest-hit state has been Tabasco, where more than 3,400 have been evacuated to shelters

The storm made landfall near Tulum on Saturday with maximum sustained winds of nearly 70 mph, according to the US National Hurricane Center in Miami Thousands of tourists have been affected in a resort area that has only recently reopened after a pandemic shutdown: the state’s tourism department reported on Twitter on Friday that more than 41,000 tourists were in Quintana Roo, with hotels in Cancun and Cozumel already at over 30% occupancy

According to the National Hurricane Center’s latest advisory, Gamma was about 85 miles east northeast of Progreso, Mexico and was moving southwest at 6 mph with winds of 35 mph

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System is expected to continue to crumble over the next few days, NHC says

« The post-tropical cyclone is moving southwest at nearly 9 km / h (6 mph), and this general movement is expected to continue for about a day The post-tropical cyclone is currently centered along the north coast of the Yucatan Peninsula and will move inland until Monday, ”the latest advisory says.

Mexican government officials on Monday afternoon canceled the tropical warning and tropical storm watch along the north coast of the Yucatan Peninsula, NHC says No other watches or alerts were in effect in relation with the storm

Daniel started with WKMG-TV in 2000 and became the digital content manager in 2009 When he is not working at ClickOrlandocom, Daniel enjoys going to the beach or finding a sporting event nearby

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