Fred Moving Through Northeast as Post Tropical Remnant
Updated 8/18/21: Media outlets are reporting structural damage stemming from tornadic activity in Georgia and South Carolina.
The Weather Channel: Fred Spreads Flooding Rain, Isolated Tornado Threats Into Mid-Atlantic, Northeast
WRBL.com: Tornado Touches Down Near Americus
WYFF NBC 4: EF1 tornado touches down in Mauldin, South Carolina, as Fred moved through the area
Approximate reported areas sustaining structural damage:
– Americus (Sumter County, 31709, 31719)
– Canton (Haywood County, 28716)
– Mauldin (Greenville County, 29607, 29662, 29681)
NOTE: This has NOT yet been declared a FEMA Major Disaster.
Updated 8/17/21: FEMA issued an Emergency Declaration for areas in Florida affected by Tropical Storm Fred.
Updated 8/18/21: North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper issued a state of emergency due to impacts from Tropical Storm Fred.
Updated 8/16/21: AccuWeather published a report offering the latest forecast information for Tropical Storm Fred, which is expected to make landfall in Florida within the next several hours.
Updated 8/13/21: Florida Governor Ron DeSantis issued a state of emergency for 23 counties in anticipation of impacts from Tropical Storm Fred.
Updated 8/13/21: The Weather Channel published a report offering the latest forecast information for Tropical Depression Fred, which is expected to make landfall in Florida within the next 24 hours.
Updated 8/11/21: CNN published a report providing the latest on Tropical Storm Fred, which has formed in the Atlantic Ocean.
August 10, 2021
NOTE: This has not yet been declared a FEMA Disaster.
(CNN) — Tropical Storm Fred is expected to form Tuesday, prompting tropical storm watches and warnings across the northern Caribbean.
If it forms, Fred will be the sixth named storm of the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season and will make its way to the southern US this weekend. The disturbance is currently a potential tropical cyclone and the National Hurricane Center is forecasting it to strengthen into a tropical storm Tuesday afternoon or evening.
“Satellite imagery shows that the disturbance has become better organized since yesterday,” the National Hurricane Center said Tuesday morning.
The system is moving west-northwestward at 18 mph with sustained winds of 35 mph. As it continues to progress through the Caribbean, the potential cyclone will bring the threat of flooding, mudslides, and dangerous winds to the islands in the region.
“Tropical storm conditions are expected in portions of the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico beginning this afternoon, and in the Dominican Republic by Wednesday. Tropical storm conditions are possible in northern Haiti and the southeastern Bahamas by late Wednesday,” the NHC said.
Tropical storm warnings are in effect for Puerto Rico, including Culebra and Vieques, the US Virgin Islands, and parts of the Dominican Republic on Tuesday. Tropical storm watches include Martinique and Guadeloupe, Saba and St. Eustatius, the Dominican Republic on the north coast from Cabo Frances Viejo to the border of Haiti, parts of Haiti, Turks and Caicos and the southeastern Bahamas, according to the NHC.
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