Cyclone Gabrielle is a tropical cyclone that has been making its way through the Caribbean Sea. It has been forecasted to cause heavy rains and strong winds throughout the region, so it’s important to know what is happening with the storm and how it may affect your area. In this article, we’ll be providing an update on Cyclone Gabrielle and what you need to know about its current path and potential impacts.
Overview of Cyclone Gabrielle
As of 5:00 a.m. EST on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, Tropical Storm Gabrielle was about 325 miles southeast of Bermuda and moving northwest at 8 mph. Hurricane warnings are in effect for Bermuda as the system is expected to strengthen into a hurricane before passing just to the east of the island on Wednesday night.
The U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said that Gabrielle is forecast to become a hurricane later today, and could bring tropical storm conditions to Bermuda by this evening or tonight. A Hurricane Warning means that hurricane conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area within 36 hours.
A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area within 36 hours.
At 5:00 a.m., the center of Tropical Storm Gabrielle was located near latitude 26.8 North, longitude 64.2 West or about 325 miles southeast of Bermuda and about 1120 miles west-southwest of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. Gabrielle is moving toward the northwest near 8 mph and this motion is expected to continue for the next day or so followed by a turn toward the northeast on Thursday night or early Friday morning. On this track, Gabrielle will be passing just to the east of Bermuda later today or tonight and then move away from the island on Thursday night into Friday morning. Estimated minimum central pressure is 1005 mb (29.68 inches).
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Latest Updates on Cyclone Gabrielle
As of the latest update, Cyclone Gabrielle is still churning in the Atlantic Ocean and is expected to remain a powerful storm as it approaches the Caribbean. The cyclone has already caused damage in the Lesser Antilles, and forecasters are warning that it could still bring life-threatening conditions to parts of Puerto Rico, Hispaniola, and the Bahamas in the coming days.
Those in the path of Cyclone Gabrielle should monitor the latest forecasts and be prepared to take action if necessary. This includes having an emergency plan in place and stocking up on supplies like food, water, and medicine.
Residents of coastal areas should also be aware of the potential for flooding and high winds, and take steps to protect their property if needed. Those planning to travel in or near the affected areas should check with their airlines or cruise lines for updates on schedules and possible disruptions.
Potential Impacts of Cyclone Gabrielle
The potential impacts of Cyclone Gabrielle include heavy rainfall, strong winds, and storm surge. Heavy rainfall could lead to flash flooding and mudslides. Strong winds could damage homes, trees, and power lines. Storm surge could cause coastal flooding.
Preparations Needed Before Cyclone Gabrielle Makes Landfall
As Cyclone Gabrielle approaches landfall, there are a few preparations that you should take in order to ensure your safety. First, it is important to have a plan in place in case you need to evacuate your home. Make sure you know the safest route to take and have a packed bag ready with all of the essentials, including food, water, and medications.
It is also crucial to have a communication plan in place so that you can stay in touch with loved ones during the storm. Charge your phone and have extra batteries on hand, as well as an emergency radio. And finally, make sure your insurance is up to date and that you have a list of all of your important documents in case they are damaged or lost.
By following these simple steps, you can help ensure your safety during Cyclone Gabrielle.
Safety Tips During and After Cyclone Gabrielle
As we continue to monitor Cyclone Gabrielle, here are some important safety tips to keep in mind:
-If you are in an area that is under a tropical storm or hurricane watch or warning, be sure to follow the instructions of local officials.
-If you are ordered to evacuate, do so immediately.
-Listen to local news and weather reports for updates on the storm.
-Be sure to have an emergency kit ready, including food, water, and other supplies.
-After the storm has passed, be careful when returning home. Watch out for downed power lines and flooding.
Assistance Available for Those Affected by Cyclone Gabrielle
The Australian Government is providing a range of assistance to those affected by Cyclone Gabrielle. This includes financial assistance, counselling and support services, and practical assistance such as accommodation and meals.
Financial assistance is available through the Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payment and the Disaster Recovery Allowance. These payments are available to eligible individuals and families who have been seriously affected by the cyclone.
Counselling and support services are available through Lifeline on 13 11 14, or the Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800. These services can provide emotional support to people who are struggling to cope with the aftermath of the cyclone.
Practical assistance such as accommodation and meals is being provided by the Red Cross and other organisations. This assistance is available to people who have been displaced by the cyclone and are in need of basic necessities.
Cyclone Gabrielle has caused destruction in its wake, but thankfully the worst of it is now over. This update provides some important information about what to do if you are affected by the cyclone, and how to stay safe during this time. As always, we encourage everyone to remain vigilant and follow any advice from local authorities related to severe weather conditions. Together, we can help each other get through these difficult times as safely as possible.