Tropical Storm Andrea Over Gulf Of Mexico: Will A Hurricane Strike East Coast? [VIDEO UPDATE & REPORT]
According to U.S. government forecasters, Tropical Storm Andrea sustained winds as strong as 40 mph this evening and is expected to increase the next day as it maintains an approach towards the western region of Florida in the days ahead.
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Landfall is expected to reach southwest Tampa tomorrow as the tropical storm's projected path will travel across parts of Georgia and Carolina by Friday. Depending on the speed of Tropical Storm Andrea, some regions are predicted to receive nearly 7 to 10 inches of rain. However, if Tropical Storm Andrea is a fast moving system, then the risk of flooding in most areas will significantly decrease.
The first U.S. regions to experience Tropical Storm Andrea will be located on the west coast of Florida, including Boca Grande, north of Fort Myers, to the Ochlockonee River, and south of Tallahassee, announced the National Hurricane Center said. A tropical storm watch alert was issued for multiple areas along the East Coast, including Flagler Beach, Florida, up through Surf City, North Carolina, reports CNN.
Tropical Storm Andrea will bring a combination of strong winds, heavy downpour and thunderstorms. Major cities are advised to prepare for flooding of housing and roadways, outages and flight delays.
UPDATE: Witness Tropical Storm Andrea strike Florida's Siesta Beach:
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