Tropical Update 2012: TS Debby A Wet Threat To East Gulf Coast

By: hurricaneben , 11:27 PM GMT on June 24, 2012

Tropical Storm Debby is certainly poised to be a major threat to a portion of the US Gulf Coast, and that is primarily at this time the Mobile/Pensacola area eastwards to Appalachicola (so basically the eastern Gulf states). 5 to 10 inches of rainfall widespread, with some areas possibly receiving well over a foot of rainfall in these areas are giving way for a potentially significant flood concern but the threat doesn't end there. Several tornadoes have been reported across the Central and South Florida Peninsula, one which struck the Lake Placid area was deemed fatal. That's all in connection to the outer bands of the large and very wet tropical storm. More rain is on the way for Florida Peninsula tomorrow, but the people who should keep an eye on this one the most is the Florida Panhandle and Alabama Coastlines. Winds, while not as dangerous as the rainfall concern, could cause minor damage as well. Landfall intensity could be as a minimal hurricane perhaps if Debby heads in that direction. There is a lot of uncertainty and while we're not looking at a Katrina type situation, the concerns are increasing for those along the Eastern Gulf Coast...flooding is a threat, especially for those in low lying areas.


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