June 24, 2012

Gulf of Mexico - Tropical Depression Debby

Tropical Depression Debby

Tropical Storm Debby has been confusing weather forecasters and computer models all over the country. Debby, a storm with three separate turning centers has yet to allow a computer model to accurately predict where exactly she will head. I haven't seen a storm like this ever, but I have only been following hurricane season for a couple years now. As of June 25th, tropical storm warnings were issued for the Florida coast. Below is Debby's stats as a storm, which will be updated as updates become available.

  • Tropical storm Debby spawned two tornadoes in central Florida's Highland County, killing one person.
  • High winds associated with this storm closed the Florida Sunshine Skyway Bridge. 
  • On 6/25 Florida declares a state of emergency as Debby begins to soak the land. 
  • Tropical Storm Debby made landfall near Steinhatchee, Florida - 160 miles north of Tampa.
  • So far top rainfall in one area for Debby was recorded at 2 feet in towns south of Tallahassee.
  • Sophoppy FL was among one of the hardest towns hit so far as nearly 60 people phoned police for help finding their houses were completely surrounded by water.
  • The Suwannee River surged more than 25 feet in a day, which leaves it 4 feet above flood level. Another River, the Anclote- was also above flood stages on Tuesday- with water not expected to recede for at least another 48 hours. The Caloosahatche river overflowed as well, the wall separating the land from the water has disappeared entirely.
  • On Tuesday a mandatory evacuation was issued for 2,000+ homes located along the Cotee River, officials had to use boats to get the message out.
  • The storm also killed a manatee who was allegedly tied to a seawall by local residents near Tampa.
  • Tropical Storm Debby was downgraded at 8 PM on 6/26 to a tropical depression, however forecasters reported that it wasn't expected to lose its strength while it was over land.
  • Also, all warnings from the National Hurricane Center have been canceled. Only local flood warnings remain in effect. 
  • Tropical Depression/Storm Debby claimed the lives of three people in Polk, Highlands and Pinellas Counties. 
  • Debby maxed out as a tropical storm with winds of 60+ MPH

As of 6/28/2012 Debby is no longer a storm,
all warnings have been canceled and her remnants
are now an area of low pressure with a 10% chance of
forming a tropical cyclone within the next 24-48 hours.

xoxo disaster girl


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