Hurricane Fay strikes and is fast approaching FloridaAugust 17th, 2008 - 1:04 am ICT by David M N James
Hurricane Fay, a ferocious tropical Storm Fay has gained strength from its triangle off the west coast of Haiti. Hurricane Fay is said to be building up and gaining more strength. This is becoming worrisome, according to the National Hurricane Center. The build up by hurricane Fay is threatening the State of Florida as time passes by. Latest reports indicate that Hurricane Fay is moving westward away from the island of Hispaniola. The Hurricane Centre has told reporters that this movement will enlarge the storm into a very strong Hurricane Fay. National Hurricane Centre further confirmed that lack of strong wind shear will help the winds strengthening into a very dangerous Hurricane.
Early today the movement of the hurricane has been under surveillance. The National Hurricane Center was monitoring it at 11 a.m. EST and located the Hurricane Fay was about 95 miles west-northwest of Port Au Prince, Haiti, and about 130 miles southeast of Guantanamo, Cuba. The storm is blowing west at a speed of 15 mph. Florida is expected to be hit by storm early Monday. This will have then made the hurricane to have attained Category one hurricane with a speed of between 45mph to100mph. Fay is expected to dump 5 to 10 inches of rain on Sunday while its effects will remain in Haiti, the Turks and Caicos Islands and the southeastern Bahamas. Tropical storm alerts have been issued in Jamaica, the central Bahamas and the Cayman Islands to prepare residents of possible destruction by Fay. Florida residents have ample time to get out. Currently, the hurricane Fay is estimated to be causing serious rains, flash floods and dangerous mudslides