Storm headed our way?

Published 4:09 pm Wednesday, October 4, 2017


All eyes are on the Gulf of Mexico and Tropical Depression No. 16.

Escambia County EMA director David Adams said Wednesday the newest reports from the National Hurricane Center show the storm is just beginning to organize in the Caribbean.

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“There is still a large spread of potential impact areas, so it’s too early to determine if we will see significant local impacts due to track and intensity uncertainties,” Adams said.

The National Hurricane Center, in its 4 p.m. update, stated watches may be issues for a portion of the northern Gulf Coast sometime between Thursday afternoon to Friday morning, depending on the speed of the system.  The best estimate on timing of any impacts would be late Saturday and into Sunday.

“Please review your emergency plans and monitor local radio and TV stations for local forecast changes and possible watches and/or warnings,” Adams urged.