- LAST MINUTE: Hurricane Felicia gains strength.
- This Friday the hurricane reached category 3.
- The National Hurricane Center of the United States confirmed where this hurricane is located.
LAST MINUTE: Hurricane Felicia gains strength. Hurricane Felicia became a Category 3 meteor on Friday and specialists consulted by The Associated Press warned that it could strengthen further this Friday.
The hurricane had maximum sustained winds of 185 km / h (115 mph) early Friday, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC), for which it was dubbed a Category 3 hurricane, according to The Associated Press.
Hurricane Felicia could continue to strengthen
Its vortex was centered 1,450 kilometers (900 miles) southwest of the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula and was moving west at 15 km / h (9 mph). However, meteorologists gave good news about Hurricane Felicia.
Experts noted that the eye of Hurricane Felicia was far from land over the eastern Pacific, off Mexico. In addition, they said it was likely to gain more strength this Friday. However, they advanced several good news about the phenomenon.
Where did Hurricane Felicia come from?
Hurricane Felicia emerged as a tropical storm last Wednesday in the Pacific Ocean, off the Mexican coast. The National Hurricane Center of the United States predicted that the storm would become a hurricane before this Friday.
The above, as it turned to the west. On Wednesday morning, the storm had maximum sustained winds of 75 kilometers per hour (45 miles) and was centered about 1,045 km (650 miles) south-southwest of the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula. It was heading west-northwest at 17 mph (28 km / h), according to the AP.
Good news about Hurricane Felicia
Hurricane Felicia officially formed Thursday in the eastern Pacific Ocean, away from the Mexican coast, posing no threat on land, forecasters said. As of Thursday morning, the hurricane had maximum sustained winds of 140 kilometers per hour (85 miles) and was centered at 1,175 km (730 miles) southeast of Baja California Sur.
It was heading west at 12 mph (19 km / h), the U.S. National Hurricane Center reported. The storm was forecast to continue to gain strength throughout the day, but they reiterated that it posed no threat on land.
Will Hurricane Felicia Impact?
Forecasters expect Hurricane Felicia to continue to gather strength before gradually weakening over the weekend, according to The Associated Press. This is not the only phenomenon that has caused concern in the United States.
Just a few weeks ago, Tropical Storm Elsa left at least one dead in Florida and several injuries in Georgia after a possible tornado hit an RV campground at a Navy base in the southeastern state.
Storm Elsa kills at least 1
The National Hurricane Center (NHC) said Elsa had winds of 72 kilometers per hour (45 miles per hour) more than six hours after she made landfall on the Florida coast that faces the Gulf of Mexico. The center of the storm was located over southeastern Georgia.
Elsa did not appear to cause serious damage in Florida, although it continued to threaten downpours and flooding and forced the issuance of multiple tornado watches. A tropical storm watch remained in effect for the coasts of Georgia and South Carolina.
It is presumed that a possible tornado left injuries
Meteorologists predicted that Elsa would continue as a storm tropical until Friday and issued the corresponding advisory for the area from North Carolina to Massachusetts. Authorities in Jacksonville, Florida, said one person lost his life.
The above, when a tree fell on two vehicles. The National Weather Service reported that wind gusts of 80 km / h (50 mph) hit the city. The tree fell during a downpour, said Captain Eric Prosswimmer of the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department. He noted that no one else was injured.
People were injured
In nearby Camden County, Georgia, a tornado is alleged to have struck an RV park at the Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base. About 10 people were injured and taken to hospitals, base spokesman Scott Bassett said.
The extent of his injuries was unknown at the moment. He noted that some buildings on the base were reportedly damaged as well. Sergio Rodriguez, who lives near the RV park, said he rushed to the scene out of fear that friends at the scene could be injured.
Elsa heads to the Carolinas
“There were RVs overturned on their side, pickup trucks overturned, a couple of moving trailers and others in the water” of a pond, Rodriguez said in a telephone interview. Cell phone video he filmed at the scene showed leaning trees amid strewn debris.
He said ambulances arrived and began treating stunned people trying to understand what had happened. “A group of people had lacerations and were beaten,” Rodríguez said. “Most of the people were in their trailers when it happened.”
Rains from Storm Elsa left heavy havoc
The hurricane center said parts of Florida could see up to 8 inches (20 centimeters) of total rain accumulation from the storm. There was also a risk of flooding in Georgia and South Carolina, which were forecast to receive 3 to 5 inches (8 to 13 centimeters) of rain.
Several New York highways and subway stations were flooded Thursday night amid heavy rains that preceded Elsa’s arrival. Images of people with water around their waists at a Manhattan subway station circulated on social media, along with videos showing large amounts of water falling directly onto the platforms.
Strong hurricane season anticipated
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According to the update from Colorado State University (CSU, in English), the hurricane season in the Atlantic could increase with 20 named tropical storms and 9 hurricanes, of which 4 would be of higher category, due to the absence of the phenomenon. del Niño in the Pacific, Efe pointed out.
The CSU Department of Atmospheric Sciences anticipated the formation of 17 tropical storms and 8 hurricanes last April, four of them of major category (3,4 or 5 on the Saffir-Simpson scale). Fifth tropical storm of 2021 in the Atlantic, Elsa also became the first hurricane this year in the Atlantic basin when it passed through the eastern Caribbean until reaching Cuba.