As of Saturday, Potential Tropical Cyclone 4 is approaching the coast of Mexico and is expected to bring heavy rainfall.
In the last advice. PTC 4 was located 125 miles south-southeast of the mouth of the Rio Grande and had maximum sustained winds of 35 mph. The system was moving northwest at 13 mph.
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The National Hurricane Center has given PTC 4 a 50% chance of developing over the next 48 hours and five days.
“The disruption is expected to bring a total of 1 to 3 inches of rain, with isolated totals of 5 inches, along the eastern coast of Mexico, from the northern parts of Veracruz state across Tamaulipas state to Nuevo Leon to today. Precipitation from 1 to 3 inches will be possible in South Texas through Sunday morning, with lingering uncertainty about how far north and west these amounts will be realized,” the NHC advisory said.
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KNOW WHAT TO DO WHEN A HURRICANE WATCH HAS BEEN ISSUE
- Stay tuned to WESH 2 News, WESH.COM or NOAA Weather Radio for storm updates.
- Prepare to bring in outdoor furniture, outdoor decorations or ornaments, trash cans, hanging plants, and anything else that can be picked up by the wind.
- Understand hurricane forecast models and cones.
- Prepare to cover all the windows of your house. If no shutters are installed, use pre-cut plywood.
- Check the batteries and stock canned food, first aid supplies, drinking water and medicines.
The WESH 2 First Alert Storm Team recommends that you have these items ready before the storm hits.
- Bottled water: 1 gallon of water per person per day
- Canned food and soup, such as beans and chili
- Can opener for the cans without the easy-to-open lids
- Put together a first aid kit
- Two weeks of prescription drugs
- Babies/children’s needs, such as bottle feeding and diapers
- Flashlight and batteries
- Weather radio on batteries
WHAT TO DO WHEN A HURRICANE WARNING IS ISSUED?
- Heed the advice of local officials. If you are advised to evacuate, leave.
- Complete Preparation Activities
- If you are not advised to evacuate, stay indoors, away from windows.
- Be alert for tornadoes. Tornadoes can occur during a hurricane and after it has passed. Stay indoors, in the middle of your house, in a closet or bathroom with no windows.
HOW YOUR SMARTPHONE CAN HELP DURING A HURRICANE
Your smartphone can be your best friend in a hurricane – with the right websites and apps, you can turn it into a powerful tool to guide you through the approach, arrival and aftermath of a storm.
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Turn on emergency alerts — if you have an iPhone, select settings and go to Notifications. From there, look for government alerts and enable emergency alerts.
If you have an Android phone, scroll to the bottom right from the app’s home page and click “Settings.” In the settings menu, click on “Severe Weather Alerts”. From the menu, choose Most Severe, Moderately Severe, or All Alerts.
PET AND ANIMALS SAFETY
Your pet should be part of your family plan. If you must evacuate, the most important thing you can do to protect your pets is to evacuate them. Leaving pets behind, even if you try to create a safe space for them, can lead to injury or death.
- Check with hotels and motels outside your immediate area to see if they allow pets.
- Ask friends, relatives and others outside the affected area if they can accommodate your animal.