FMIT Alert Level 1
Irma Strengthens to Category 2 Hurricane With Maximum Sustained Winds of 100mph. Too Early to Predict Potential Impact With FL At This Point in Time.
Latest from National Hurricane Center:
“The now Hurricane Irma is centered near 16.9N 33.8W at 31/1500 UTC or about 565 nm west of the Cabo Verde Islands, moving west- northwest at 9 kt. Estimated minimum central pressure is 979 mb. Maximum sustained wind speed is 85 kt with gusts to 105 kt. Scattered to numerous moderate convection is observed from 14N- 21N between 30W-40W.”
Irma has rapidly intensified into a Category 2 Hurricane in the Eastern Atlantic with winds of 100mph.
Additional strengthening is expected at a slower pace over the next several days despite drier conditions and slightly cooler waters.
Irma will head generally west to west-northwest at about 10 mph through Friday, then assume a more west-southwesterly track early next week.
Currently, it remains too soon to speculate on eventual potential Florida impact.
FMIT Member Preparedness Actions:
Members should continue to monitor Hurricane Irma as well as FMIT Alerts and local/national weather forecasts.
Damage Reporting Options:
Call 844-FMIT-CAT (844-364-8228) to report any losses to your insured property and activate the FMIT Turnkey Recovery program for immediate response to any property losses you may have incurred. Also:
Go online: http://insurance.flcities.com and login to your account and submit your loss notice(s). FMIT and Synergy are immediately notified of your loss submittal.
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Post Event Safety:
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