Tropical storm Fay is gaining Hurricane standards

August 18th, 2008 - 9:34 pm ICT by David M N James  

The path of Tropical storm FayThe National Hurricane Center has given indications that tropical storm Fay will be a Hurricane. The tropical storm moved over the western end of the Cuba Monday morning growling as it moved toward the eastern Gulf of Mexico and Florida Keys. This storm path has been confirmed by the National Hurricane Center in Miami where the storm is being monitored by the weather experts there. The toll at Haiti is estimated to be 30 people.

National Hurricane Center has forcasted that Tropical storm Fay could increase to near hurricane strength by Monday evening as it approaches the Florida Keys eventually becoming a dangerous hurricane as it makes headway into mainland Florida peninsula early Tuesday. American Officials have begun evacuation in Florida. Yesterday witnessed huge traffic jams and too much hustle Bustle as evacuation begun. People have been warned of the Fay storm and are taking the initiative of leaving their settlements to safer areas to avoid being caught in the vicious web of storm Fay. Already over 25, 000 people are leaving Key West. Latest advisory from the Hurricane center are that Fay’s track has changed and is moving northward in recent hours, as expected.

Yesterday saw thousands evacuate. Right now, numerous numbers are leaving Key West as thousands of people have been in the path of the approaching storm. The evacuation is going well though fears of being caught unawares are high. Officials are urging residents to leave quickly to avoid being trapped by the storm.

The projected path of the storm :-

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