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(Panhandle Only)
 

Delta Remains a CAT 2 Hurricane as it Continues Its Path Through The Gulf. Expected to Regain Strength This Evening Before Making Landfall Tomorrow Along The Northern Gulf Coast.

Most Recent NHC Models Continue to Keep The Florida Panhandle Outside of The Current Forecast Cone, However Members Could Still Feel Isolated Effects of The Outer Bands of Hurricane Delta Along With Possible Storm Surge.

FMIT Will Continue to Monitor Hurricane Delta as it Approaches The Northern Gulf Coast.

 
FMIT Member:
2:00 PM CDT Thursday, October 8, 2020
 
 
FMIT Discussion:
  • FMIT is continuing to monitor Hurricane Delta, now a Category 2 Hurricane with wind speeds of 105 MPH, moving northwest towards the northern Gulf coast at 13 MPH.
  • Delta is expected to restrengthen back into a major Hurricane tonight, then weaken into a Category 2 Hurricane before making landfall somewhere along the Louisiana coastline tomorrow.
  • At this point in time, forecast models continue to be in agreement with Delta making landfall tomorrow as a powerful Hurricane along the Louisiana coastline, however the Florida Panhandle may still experience isolated effects from the outer bands of Delta in addition to possible storm surge.
  • FMIT will continue to monitor Hurricane Delta and send out Alerts as the system nears the northern Gulf coast.
FMIT Member Preparedness Actions:
  • Members should continue to monitor the storm system as well as FMIT Alerts and local/national weather forecasts.
  • Please report all damages to buildings and other property to FMIT using one of the following options below:
Damage Reporting Options:
  • Call 844.FMIT.CAT (844.364.8228) to report any losses to your insured property and activate the FMIT Turnkey Recovery program for immediate response to any property losses you may have incurred. Also:
  • Go online: http://insurance.flcities.com and login to your account and submit your loss notice(s). FMIT and Synergy are immediately notified of your loss submittal.
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  • Latest From The National Hurricane Center:
    "At 100 PM CDT (1800 UTC), the center of 
    Hurricane Delta was located
    near latitude 24.4 North, longitude 93.1 West. Delta is moving
    toward the northwest near 13 mph (21 km/h), and this motion with a
    reduction in forward speed is expected this afternoon.  A turn
    toward the north is forecast to occur by late tonight, followed by a
    north-northeastward motion by Friday afternoon or Friday night. On
    the forecast track, the center of Delta will move over the western
    Gulf of Mexico this afternoon, over the northwestern Gulf of Mexico
    on Friday, and then move inland within the hurricane warning area
    Friday afternoon or Friday night.

    Maximum sustained winds are near 105 mph (165 km/h) with higher
    gusts.  Strengthening is forecast, and Delta is expected to become a
    major hurricane again by tonight.  Some weakening is possible as
    Delta approaches the northern Gulf coast on Friday, with rapid
    weakening expected after the center moves inland.

    Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 35 miles (55 km) from
    the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 125
    miles (205 km).

    The latest minimum central pressure estimated from Air Force
    Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft data is 966 mb (28.53 inches)."
     
    Storm Imagery (Courtesy https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/ and https://weather.com/):