Friday, June 10, 2005

Updates to Tropical Storm Arlene

Hi everyone, from now until Arlene hits the gulf coast, I will be updating the blog with useful information. As of the 8 p.m. EDT advisory, Tropical Storm Arlene has sustained winds of 70 MPH. Her minimal pressure reading is 992 millibars. She could be hurricane by landfall on early Saturday afternoon, as the National Hurricane Center has said that stregthening is possible later tonight and Saturday. Right now, they are forecasting that she will make landfall somewhere between Mobile, AL, and Pensacola, FL. But, as we all know how reliable that skinny black line is, the landfall location is likely to change. Here is some other information:

- Pensacola Regional Airport: Delta Airlines has cancelled all Saturday morning and early afternoon flights into and out of the airport. AirTran Airways has cancelled their Saturday morning flights at 6:15 and 9:41 a.m. Northwest Airlink has cancelled their 8:50 p.m. arriving flight TONIGHT and their 6:15 a.m. departure flight for Saturday morning. All these times are CDT.

- Evacuations:Escambia County has issued an evacuation order for the Category 1 hurricane zone, homes on waterways, mobile/manufactured homes, RVs and FEMA trailers. This includes Perdido Key, Pensacola Beach, Inerarity Point and all areas South of Gulf Beach Highway. Santa Rosa County has issued a voluntary evacuation order for all residents of Navarre Beach and most low-lying areas in the county near bodies of water.

More Updates to come as they are needed.

Hurricane John

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