Today is the first day of hurricane season and a tropical update has been issued by the National Weather Service (NWS).

National Hurricane Center Monitoring Agatha Remnants As Florida Prepares For Heavy Rain

Today is the first day of hurricane season and a tropical update has been issued by the National Weather Service (NWS).

Today is the first day of hurricane season and a tropical update has been issued by the National Weather Service (NWS).

The remnants of Hurricane Agatha is entering the Gulf of Mexico.

The National Hurricane Center continues to monitor this large area of disorganized showers and thunderstorms located over the northwestern Caribbean Sea and Yucatan Peninsula is associated with a broad area of low pressure.

Environmental conditions appear conducive for gradual development, and this system is likely to become a tropical depression while it moves northeastward over the northwestern Caribbean Sea and the southeastern Gulf of Mexico during the next couple of days.

The exact impacts on west, central and southwest Florida remain uncertain at this time.

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Regardless of development, locally heavy rainfall is likely across western Cuba, South Florida, and the Florida Keys on Friday and Saturday. Heavy rain is possible across Florida over the weekend.

Following predictions of an active 2022 hurricane season, in May, Attorney General Ashley Moody urged Floridians to prepare now.

The 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season officially begins today, June 1, and Attorney General Moody has released the 2022 Hurricane Preparedness Guide.

Below are some important hurricane preparedness tips from the guide:

  • Know evacuation routes and shelter locations;
  • Stock up on enough food, water and emergency supplies for you and your family and pets for at least seven days;
  • Verify that storm-related products are hurricane-proof or impact-proof before purchasing;
  • After the storm, be wary of contractors who solicit door-to-door, quote extremely low prices for repairs, demand large and upfront payments with no return date to do work, or offer to perform repairs at a discount with leftover supplies from another job; and
  • Research recovery charities before giving. As solicitations increase following a disaster, so do charity scams designed to profit off the goodwill of others.

The guide is a comprehensive resource with information about major storm events, preparing property for a hurricane strike, and avoiding scams that may arise immediately before, during, and after a storm.

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Attorney General Ashley Moody said in May, “With forecasters predicting another active hurricane season, it’s important to begin preparations early. Our guide is full of information to help Floridians get ready for a potential storm strike and keep away from pitfalls that may emerge in the wake of a disaster—including tips for avoiding price gouging, contracting scams and other forms of fraud. You can download our just-released 2022 Hurricane Preparedness Guide for free at MyFloridaLegal.com.”

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