Hurricane Earl shaped within the Atlantic

Hurricane Earl becomes the second hurricane of the Atlantic hurricane season

The second hurricane of the 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season had developed Tuesday night. The Earl’s Tropical Storm grew stronger than expected and became a hurricane. Earl had the highest sustained winds of 80 mph, was 550 miles south of Bermuda, and headed north at 6 mph Tuesday at 8 p.m. According to a National Storm Center report at 8 p.m., Hurricane Earl is forecast to escalate into a major hurricane on Friday. Up to 30 miles from the center of the Earl, hurricane force gusts and up to 125 miles from tropical storms are present. Not expected to impact Florida, but could affect Bermuda. Related: Hurricane Danielle expected to accelerateRelated: What is a tropical cyclone potential?Related: How to register for custom weather alerts on the WESH News App News, WESH.COM, or NOAA Weather Radio for storm updates. Be prepared to bring garden furniture, outdoor decorations or ornaments, trash cans, hanging plants, and anything else that the wind can blow inside. Understand the models and con of ice storm forecasts. Be prepared to close all windows in your home. If the shutters are not already installed, use pre-cut plywood. Check the battery and stock up on canned food, first aid supplies, drinking water, and medicines. The WESH 2 Storm Warning First Team recommends getting these items ready before the storm hits. water: One gallon of water per person per day Canned foods and soups, such as beans and chilies Can opener for easy-to-open cans Assemble a first aid kit Prescription medicine for two weeks Infant/children’s needs, such as formula and diapers Flashlights and batteries Weather radio battery operated WHAT TO DO WHEN A FLOOD WARNING IS ISSUED Listen to advice from local officials. If you are advised to evacuate, leave. Complete preparatory activities If you are not advised to evacuate, stay indoors, away from windows. Beware of hurricanes. Tornadoes can occur during a storm and after the storm has passed. Stay indoors, in the center of your house, in a closet or windowless bathroom. HOW YOUR SMART PHONE CAN HELP DURING HURRICANEA A smartphone can be your best friend in a storm — with the right websites and apps, you can turn it into a powerful toolkit to guide you through the storm, its arrival and aftermath. Download the WESH 2 News app to iOS | AndroidTurn on emergency alerts — if you have an iPhone, select Settings, then 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 right along the bottom and click “settings”. On the settings menu, click “severe weather warning”. From the menu, choose from most severe, moderate-severe, or all warnings. PET AND ANIMAL SAFETY Your pets should be part of your family package. If you must evacuate, the most important thing you can do to protect your pets is to evacuate them too. Leaving pets, even if you try to create a safe place for them, could result in injury or death. Contact hotels and motels outside your immediate area to see if they bring pets. Check with friends, relatives, and other people outside the area. affected whether they can protect your animals.

The second hurricane of the 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season had developed Tuesday night.

The Earl’s Tropical Storm grew stronger than expected and became a hurricane. The Earl had the highest sustained winds of 80 mph, was 550 miles south of Bermuda, and headed north at 6 mph Tuesday at 8 p.m.

According to a National Storm Center report at 8 p.m., Hurricane Earl is predicted to escalate into a major hurricane on Friday.

Up to 30 miles from the center of the Earl, gusts of hurricane force and up to 125 miles from tropical storms are present.

Not expected to have an impact on Florida, but could affect Bermuda.

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Related: What is a potential tropical cyclone?

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KNOW WHAT TO DO WHEN THE HURRICANE WATCH IS PUBLISHED

  • Stay tuned to WESH 2 News, WESH.COM, or NOAA Weather Radio for storm updates.
  • Be prepared to bring in garden furniture, outdoor decorations or ornaments, trash cans, hanging plants, and anything else that can be carried by the wind.
  • Understand hurricane forecasting models and cones.
  • Be prepared to close all the windows of your house. If the shutters are not already installed, use precut plywood.
  • Check the battery and stock up on canned food, first aid supplies, drinking water, and medicines.

The WESH 2 Storm Warning First Team recommends getting these items ready before the storm hits.

  • Bottled water: One gallon of water per person per day
  • Canned foods and soups, such as beans and chili
  • Can opener for easy-open lidless cans
  • Assemble the first aid kit
  • Two weeks worth of prescription drugs
  • Baby/child needs, such as formula milk and diapers
  • Flashlight and battery
  • Battery operated weather radio

WHAT TO DO WHEN A FLOOD WARNING IS ISSUED

  • Listen to advice from local officials. If you are advised to evacuate, then go.
  • Complete the preparatory activities
  • If you are not advised to evacuate, stay indoors, away from windows.
  • Watch out for tornadoes. Tornadoes can occur during a storm and after the storm has passed. Keep it indoors, in the center of your home, in a closet or windowless bathroom.

HOW YOUR SMART PHONE CAN HELP DURING A hurricane

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

Download the WESH 2 News app for iOS | Android

Turn on emergency alerts — if you have an iPhone, select Settings, then 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 right along the bottom and click “settings.” On the settings menu, click “severe weather warning”. From the menu, choose from most severe, moderate-severe, or all warnings.

PET AND ANIMAL SAFETY

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

  • Contact hotels and motels outside your immediate area to see if they take pets.
  • Ask friends, relatives and others outside the affected area if they can protect your animal.

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