Tropical Storm Isaac – Update
Isaac is slowly moving and appears to be taking a more westward trajectory.
Per the National Hurricane Center:
A Hurricane Warning is in effect for: The Florida Keys including the Dry Tortugas, The West Coast of Florida from Bonita Beach southward and Florida Bay. This means that hurricane conditions are expected in these areas and the tropical storm force winds can be expected in 36 hours.
A Hurricane Watch is in effect for the Florida East Coast from Golden Beach southward. This means that hurricane conditions are possible (as opposed to expected) within the next 24-36 hours.
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for: Inland Collier County, the Florida East Coast from Jupiter Inlet southward and Lake Okeechobee. This means that tropical storm conditions are expected in these areas within 36 hours.
A tropical storm watch is in effect for the Florida East Coast north of Jupiter Inlet to Sebastian Inlet. This means that tropical storm conditions are possible within these areas within 48 hours.
Additionally, Collier County has declared a state of emergency and announced a voluntary evacuation in low lying areas.
Based on personal experience yesterday and today there are lines for gas, and in one case a station with no more gas. No panic, just people taking precautions. As noted previously, secure yourself, make sure you have all necessary medications and important papers, and your property. Remember the trajectory can change so stay aware.