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US-Cuba-Bahamas: Possible cyclone forming

Possible tropical storm forming in northwestern Caribbean; heavy rain forecast for parts of Florida, Cuba, and the Bahamas

29 Sep 10:11 AM UTC
TIMEFRAME expected from 9/29/2017, 12:00 AM until 10/1/2017, 11:59 PM (US/Eastern). COUNTRY/REGION Florida, Cuba, Bahamas


According to the National Hurricane Center, a weather system located over the northwestern Caribbean between southern Florida (US), Cuba, and the Bahamas has a 40 percent chance of forming into a tropical depression or storm within the next 48 hours (from 02:00 - local time - September 29). In all events, the system is expected to bring heavy rain to parts of central and western Cuba, the Florida Keys, the Florida mainland, and the northwestern Bahamian islands in the coming days. Associated flooding and mudslides are possible.


The Atlantic Hurricane Season officially runs from June 1 to November 30, with a peak of storms typically observed in late August and September.


Individuals in the above areas are advised to follow local weather forecasts and adhere to any advice issued by regional authorities. In the event of flooding, keep in mind that driving or walking through running water can be dangerous - 15 cm (6 in) of running water is enough to knock over an adult.