Havana – Tropical Cyclone Fred slowly strengthens and may regain tropical cyclone conditions sometime on Friday, forecasters said.
According to the US National Weather Service, the system was expected to rain heavily in parts of Cuba early in the morning and be shipped to South Florida by Saturday.
The main threats were rain and floods. Forecasters issued a tropical cyclone clock on Thursday night for the Florida Keys and the southwest coast of the state. By Monday, the Florida Keys and the entire South Peninsula were expected to rain 3 to 6 inches (7.5 to 15 centimeters), with up to 8 inches (20 centimeters) of isolated rain, according to the Hurricane Center.
Tropical cyclone surveillance also included the provinces of Cuba’s Siego de Avila, Camaguey, Lastunas, Holguin, and Grandma.
Once a tropical cyclone, Fred returned to recession due to a spin over Haiti and the Dominican Republic, unable to power about 400,000 customers and flooded, causing authorities to part of the country’s water system. Hundreds of thousands of people stopped.
Local officials reported that hundreds of people were evacuated and some buildings were damaged. There were no immediate reports of casualties.
Heavy rains on Thursday continued to hit Hispaniola, which the two countries share.
According to the Miami-based US Hurricane Center, Fred was concentrated on Friday morning with a maximum wind speed of 35 mph (55 kph), just north of the Cuban coast.
The system was approximately 410 miles (660 kilometers) east-southeast of Key West, Florida. It was also about 165 miles (265 kilometers) southeast of Andros Island, south of the Bahamas.
Fred headed west-northwest at 9 mph (15 km).
The system rains 3 to 5 inches (7.5 to 12.5 centimeters) in the Dominican Republic and western Bahamas, and 1-3 inches (2.5 to 7.5 centimeters) in Haiti, the Turks and Caicos Islands, and the east. Was expected. Bahamas, Cuba.
Fred became the sixth named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season as he passed through the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico at the end of Tuesday.
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Fred may regain tropical cyclone strength as it approaches Florida
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