FMIT Alert Level 2:
Tropics Update: Possibility of Tropical Depression or Tropical Storm Formation
in the Gulf of Mexico Next Week
1:00 pm EST, Friday, June 3, 2016
A band of showers and thunderstorms has formed over the western Caribbean Sea. This system is moving west-northwestward toward the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico, and a low pressure area is expected to develop over the Yucatan or nearby waters later this weekend. This low has a chance to develop into a tropical cyclone as it subsequently moves across the eastern Gulf of Mexico and the Florida Peninsula beginning next week. Regardless of development, locally heavy rains and flooding are possible over areas of Florida during the next several days.
FMIT Turnkey Recovery is continuing to monitor NWS and Local Storm Reports and necessary preparation measures are being taken throughout the weekend as the storm approaches Florida. Heavy rain and flooding is possible Monday through Wednesday across areas of the state. Call 855-FMIT-LOSS (855-364-8567, Option 3) to report any losses to your insured property and activate the Turnkey Recovery program.