MIAMI (AP) – The East Coast is expecting to face the fury of a new hurricane as tropical storm Andrea become more and more intense. The Atlantic hurricane season’s first tropical cyclone has affected great part of northern Florida and is now moving towards Georgia and Carolina.
The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami never expected the tropical storm Andrea to turn into a hurricane, but the first tropical cyclone grew stronger as it advanced through the territory of the East Coast. The evolution of the tropical storm is carefully observed by weather experts, but it is impossible to determine its exact effects. So far, the northern side of Florida has been the most affected with winds of 45 mph and heavy rains which ruined most inhabitants’ houses.
In spite of the storms, Andrea is expected to lose its intensity by Friday evening, according to weather forecasters. Georgia and Carolina, the two eastern states that are expected to be influenced by the hurricane in the following days, will most likely get sloppy and drenched due to the large quantities of water that are expect to fall in the area.
Even though the tropical storm is expected to lose its intensity, weather forecasters recommend people to remain wary this weekend as the rain could damage their homes and cause multiple floods. The message was reinforced by Florida Governor, Rick Scott, who told the media that the biggest risk at present is to see the tropical storm turn into a tornado. He, therefore, recommended residents to remain vigilant until authorities lift the warning.
Andrea may be moving at fast pace, but weather experts at the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami reassure residents that this is good news. If it had been a slower storm, the effects would have been bigger as Andrea would have had more time to dump rain.