Tropical Storm Gaston: Warnings for Islands

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Warnings issued for Tropical Storm Gaston

Warnings were issued for Tropical Storm Gaston on Thursday morning. The storm was located 375 miles northwest of Faial Island in the central Azores and had maximum sustained winds of 65 mph. Gaston was moving east-northeast at 17 mph. “A turn to the east is expected later today, and slower southeast or southward movement is forecast by Friday and Friday evening,” the National Hurricane Center said. Gradual weakening is expected in the coming days. Gaston will slowly move north and then northeast, possibly affecting the Azores, but will not affect the US or Florida. effect for… * Flores and Corvo in the western Azores * Faial, Pico, Sao Jorge, Graciosa and Terceira in the central Azores A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area, in this case within the next 24 to 36 hours. Related: Tropical Wave May Hit Florida With High Chances of Forming Related: Hurricane Fiona Hits Category 4 KNOW WHAT TO DO WHEN A HURRICANE WATCH IS LAUNCHED Stay tuned to WESH 2 News, WESH.COM, or NOAA Weather Radio for storm updates. Prepare to bring in outdoor furniture, outdoor decorations or ornaments, trash cans, hanging plants, and anything else that might be picked up by the wind. Understand hurricane forecast models and cones. Prepare to cover all windows of your home. If no shutters are installed, use pre-cut plywood. Check the batteries and have canned food, first aid supplies, drinking water and medicines. The WESH 2 First Warning Weather Team recommends having these items ready before the storm hits. Water: 1 gallon of water per person per day Canned food and soup, such as beans and chili Can opener for the cans without the easy-to-open lids Assemble a first aid kit Two weeks of prescription medication The needs of infants/children such as formula and diapers Flashlight and batteries Battery-powered weather radio WHAT TO DO IF A HURRICANE ALERT HAS BEEN ISSUED Heed the advice of local officials. If you are advised to evacuate, leave. Complete Preparatory Activities If you are not advised to evacuate, stay indoors, away from windows. Be alert for tornadoes. Tornadoes can occur during a hurricane and after it has passed. Stay indoors, in the middle of your house, in a closet or bathroom with no windows. HOW YOUR SMARTPHONE CAN HELP DURING A HURRICANEA Smartphone can be your best friend in a hurricane — with the right websites and apps, you can make it a powerful resource to guide you through the approach, arrival, and aftermath of a storm.Download the WESH 2 News app for iOS | AndroidTurn on emergency alerts — if you have an iPhone, select settings and go to notifications. From there, look for government alerts and enable emergency alerts. If you have an Android phone, from the app’s home page, scroll to the bottom right and click “settings.” In the settings menu, click on “severe weather warnings”. Choose from the most severe, moderate-severe, or all warnings from the menu. ANIMALS AND ANIMALS SAFETY Your pet should be part of your family plan. If you must evacuate, the most important thing you can do to protect your pets is to evacuate them. Leaving pets behind, even if you try to create a safe space for them, could result in injury or death. Check with hotels and motels outside your immediate area to see if they allow pets. Ask friends, relatives and others outside the affected area if they can accommodate your animal.

On Thursday morning, a warning was issued for Tropical Storm Gaston.

The storm was located 375 miles west-northwest of Faial Island in the Central Azores and had maximum sustained winds of 65 mph. Gaston was moving east-northeast at 17 mph.

“A turn to the east is expected later today and slower southeast or southward movement is forecast Friday and Friday night,” the National Hurricane Center said. Gradual weakening is expected in the coming days.

Gaston will slowly move north and then northeast, possibly affecting the Azores, but not affecting the US or Florida.

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND IMPORTANT WARNINGS:

There is a tropical storm warning for…

* Flores and Corvo in the western Azores

* Faial, Pico, Sao Jorge, Graciosa and Terceira in the central Azores

A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area, in this case within the next 24 to 36 hours.

Related: Tropical Wave That Could Hit Florida With High Chances Of Formation

Related: Hurricane Fiona Reaches Category 4

KNOW WHAT TO DO WHEN A HURRICANE WATCH HAS BEEN ISSUE

  • Stay tuned to WESH 2 News, WESH.COM or NOAA Weather Radio for storm updates.
  • Prepare to bring in outdoor furniture, outdoor decorations or ornaments, trash cans, hanging plants, and anything else that can be picked up by the wind.
  • Understand hurricane forecast models and cones.
  • Prepare to cover all the windows of your house. If no shutters are installed, use pre-cut plywood.
  • Check the batteries and stock canned food, first aid supplies, drinking water and medicines.

The WESH 2 First Warning Weather Team recommends that you have these items ready before the storm hits.

  • Bottled water: 1 gallon of water per person per day
  • Canned food and soup, such as beans and chili
  • Can opener for the cans without the easy-to-open lids
  • Put together a first aid kit
  • Two weeks of prescription drugs
  • Babies/children’s needs, such as bottle feeding and diapers
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Weather radio on batteries

WHAT TO DO WHEN A HURRICANE WARNING IS ISSUED?

  • Heed the advice of local officials. If you are advised to evacuate, leave.
  • Complete Preparation Activities
  • If you are not advised to evacuate, stay indoors, away from windows.
  • Be alert for tornadoes. Tornadoes can occur during a hurricane and after it has passed. Stay indoors, in the middle of your house, in a closet or bathroom with no windows.

HOW YOUR SMARTPHONE CAN HELP DURING A HURRICANE

A smartphone can be your best friend in a hurricane — with the right websites and apps, you can turn it into a powerful tool to guide you through a storm’s approach, arrival, and aftermath.

Download the WESH 2 News app for iOS | android

Turn on emergency alerts — if you have an iPhone, select settings and go to notifications. From there, search for government alerts and enable emergency alerts.

If you have an Android phone, from the app’s home page, scroll to the bottom right and click “settings.” In the settings menu, click on “severe weather warnings”. Choose from the most severe, moderate-severe, or all warnings from the menu.

PET AND ANIMALS SAFETY

Your pet should be part of your family plan. If you must evacuate, the most important thing you can do to protect your pets is to evacuate them. Leaving pets behind, even if you try to create a safe space for them, can lead to injury or death.

  • Check with hotels and motels outside your immediate area to see if they allow pets.
  • Ask friends, relatives and others outside the affected area if they can accommodate your animal.

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