Keys Officials Continue to Watch Tropical Storm Irene
The National Hurricane Center (NHC) continues to monitor Tropical Storm Irene as it moves in the eastern Caribbean. As of 2 p.m. Sunday afternoon, the storm was positioned about 80 miles to the east of the Virigin Islands and about 1,260 miles to the east, southeast of Key West, according to the NHC.
The storm was moving west, northwest at about 20 mph. All of the Florida Keys and all of the Florida peninsula are in the NHC’s five-day tropical cyclone forecast track-error cone.
No protective actions in the Keys have been taken at this time, although Monroe County Emergency Management continues to closely monitor the situation. Emergency management and weather officials are to confer Monday to discuss various scenarios and strategize responses, if needed.
Interests in the Keys and the Florida peninsula are advised to monitor the future progress of Irene as well.
More detailed Irene-related TDC advisories are likely to begin Monday.
OnlineNational Hurricane Center: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov